Response to comment on "Wandering minds: The default network and stimulus-independent thought"

Malia F. Mason, Michael I. Norton, John D. Van Horn, Daniel M. Wegner, Scott T. Grafton, C. Neil Macrae

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Abstract

Gilbert et al. suggest that activity in the default network may be due to the emergence of stimulus-oriented rather than stimulus-independent thought. Although both kinds of thought likely emerge during familiar tasks, we argue - and report data suggesting - that stimulus-independent thought dominates unconstrained cognitive periods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume317
Issue number5834
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2007

Keywords

  • cortex
  • task
  • attention

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Response to comment on "Wandering minds: The default network and stimulus-independent thought". / Mason, Malia F.; Norton, Michael I.; Van Horn, John D.; Wegner, Daniel M.; Grafton, Scott T.; Macrae, C. Neil.

In: Science, Vol. 317, No. 5834, 06.07.2007, p. 43.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Mason, Malia F. ; Norton, Michael I. ; Van Horn, John D. ; Wegner, Daniel M. ; Grafton, Scott T. ; Macrae, C. Neil. / Response to comment on "Wandering minds: The default network and stimulus-independent thought". In: Science. 2007 ; Vol. 317, No. 5834. pp. 43.
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