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Curr Biol. 2006 Dec 5;16(23):R998-1000.

Functional imaging: is the resting brain resting?

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School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK. r.c.miall@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

It is often assumed that the human brain only becomes active to support overt behaviour. A new study challenges this concept by showing that multiple neural circuits are engaged even at rest. We highlight two complementary hypotheses which seek to explain the function of this resting activity.

PMID:
17141608
PMCID:
PMC6010146
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2006.10.041
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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