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Sunday, August 29, 2010

An idle brain may be the self's workshop

"... when these brain structures hum in unison — and scientists have found that when we daydream, they do just that — they function as our brain's "neutral" setting. Understanding that setting may do more than lend respectability to the universal practice of zoning out: It may one day help diagnose and treat psychiatric conditions as diverse as Alzheimer's disease, autism, depression and schizophrenia — all of which disrupt operations in the default mode network."

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-brain-20100830,0,479095.story

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