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Wandering Minds: The Default Network and Stimulus-Independent Thought

Science  19 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5810, pp. 393-395
DOI: 10.1126/science.1131295

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Abstract

Despite evidence pointing to a ubiquitous tendency of human minds to wander, little is known about the neural operations that support this core component of human cognition. Using both thought sampling and brain imaging, the current investigation demonstrated that mind-wandering is associated with activity in a default network of cortical regions that are active when the brain is “at rest.” In addition, individuals' reports of the tendency of their minds to wander were correlated with activity in this network.

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