Functional imaging: is the resting brain resting?

Miall, R. C. and Robertson, E. M. (2006) Functional imaging: is the resting brain resting? Current Biology, 16(23), R998-R1000. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.10.041) (PMID:17141608)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Robertson, Professor Edwin
Authors: Miall, R. C., and Robertson, E. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Current Biology
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1879-0445
Published Online:04 December 2006
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2006 Cell Press
First Published:First published in Current Biology 16(23):R998-R1000
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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