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Randy Buckner discusses the brain’s default network

 /  25 March 2015
The Presenter
Presenter
Randy Buckner
Professor, Harvard University

On 25 March, Randy Buckner reviewed more than 30 years of brain imaging research on the default network — a distinct set of connections in the brain thought to be involved in daydreaming, rumination and self-reflection.

Parts of this network may be out of sync in individuals with autism or other psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Buckner believes that a better understanding of this ‘daydreaming’ state might reveal something fundamental about these disorders.

Buckner is professor of psychology and neuroscience at Harvard University.

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