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Mind popping is the phenomenon of a word, sentence, image, or melody suddenly coming into the conscious mind. It occurs without any conscious memories, also known as unconscious semantic memory. So far, little is known about the neural basis of this phenomenon. Using the Mind-Popping Questionnaire, we examined the frequency of daily mind popping of 397 healthy college students and related the resting-state functions of the brain with it by means of resting-state functional connectivity analysis. On the basis of previous research, the parahippocampal gyrus and hippocampus were selected as regions of interest. The results showed that the Mind-Popping Questionnaire scores were significantly positively correlated with the functional connectivity strength of parahippocampal gyrus (x = -12, y = -35, z = 0) and supplementary motor area (cluster size = 126 voxels; peak coordinates in
15, -6, 57; P < 0.005, AlphaSim corrected, t = 2.58). This result, although not very strong, revealed a special connection of a subarea of the default mode network with the medial temporal lobe and the supplementary motor area, indicating that the neural mechanism behind mind popping may be the neural circuit of implicit semantic memory extraction.
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A state of consciousness in which the individual eliminates environmental stimuli from awareness so that the mind can focus on a single thing, producing a state of relaxation and relief from stress. A wide variety of techniques are used to clear the mind of stressful outside interferences. It includes meditation therapy. (Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary, 4th ed)
Treatment methods or techniques which are based on the knowledge of mind and body interactions. These techniques can be used to reduce the feeling of tension and effect of stress, and to enhance the physiological and psychological well-being of an individual.
The period of time following the triggering of an ACTION POTENTIAL when the CELL MEMBRANE has changed to an unexcitable state and is gradually restored to the resting (excitable) state. During the absolute refractory period no other stimulus can trigger a response. This is followed by the relative refractory period during which the cell gradually becomes more excitable and the stronger impulse that is required to illicit a response gradually lessens to that required during the resting state.
The physiologic or functional barrier to GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX at the esophagogastric junction. Sphincteric muscles remain tonically contracted during the resting state and form the high-pressure zone separating the lumen of the ESOPHAGUS from that of the STOMACH. (Haubrich et al, Bockus Gastroenterology, 5th ed., pp399, 415)
A state of prolonged irreversible cessation of all brain activity, including lower brain stem function with the complete absence of voluntary movements, responses to stimuli, brain stem reflexes, and spontaneous respirations. Reversible conditions which mimic this clinical state (e.g., sedative overdose, hypothermia, etc.) are excluded prior to making the determination of brain death. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp348-9)