Spectrum: Autism Research News
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.
You can watch a complete replay of the webinar above.
Use the comments section below to submit questions we didn’t have time to discuss during the Q&A session or to pose follow-up questions for Buckner.