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The prestimulus default mode network state predicts cognitive task performance levels on a mental rotation task.

08:00 EDT 22nd June 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The prestimulus default mode network state predicts cognitive task performance levels on a mental rotation task."

Linking individual task performance to preceding, regional brain activation is an ongoing goal of neuroscientific research. Recently, it could be shown that the activation and connectivity within large-scale brain networks prior to task onset influence performance levels. More specifically, prestimulus default mode network (DMN) effects have been linked to performance levels in sensory near-threshold tasks, as well as cognitive tasks. However, it still remains uncertain how the DMN state preceding cognitive tasks affects performance levels when the period between task trials is long and flexible, allowing participants to engage in different cognitive states.

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Name: Brain and behavior
ISSN: 2162-3279
Pages: e01034

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