The Default Mode Network: The discovery, the structure, the theoretical proposal

Author/s Lorenzo Mancuso
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/2 Language Italian
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DOI 10.3280/RIP2019-002001
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The Default Mode Network is a recently discovered cerebral network, whosepfunction is still unclear. This review aims to investigate the basic elements neededpfor speculate about its function, in the belief that the activity of this network could prove to be of psychological relevance. To do so, this paper is divided intopa first historical section which will clarify the most important aspects of the system;pa second anatomical section, dealing with connections and functions associatedpwith the brain areas of the network; a third theoretical section, dedicated topthe hypotheses made to explain the cognitive process implemented by this network.p

Keywords: Default Mode Network, connectivity, network, resting state, mindpwandering, self.p

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