Default Mode Network (default attention)

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Summary and Support[edit]

  • An analysis of research studies on the default mode network indicates the following[1]:
    • The strength of the functional connectivity of the default mode network is lowest in children and the elderly and is highest in adults.
    • The functional connectivity of the default mode network is positively correlated with cognitive function.
    • Compared to males, females demonstrate stronger intra-network connectivity.
    • Findings following a voxel-wise meta-analysis seem to show that adults have a stronger network than do the elderly, and a more mature network than do children.
    • The findings of the analysis may assist the understanding of normal variance.
    • The use of a normal comparative base to identify changes in the default mode network may potentially help detect risk phenotypes and assist treatment responses.

Contributors[edit]

Ayesh Perera