A Brain At Rest? Thoughts and Feelings in the “Resting State”

Neuroscientists are increasingly interested in the brain’s “resting state” – the neural activity that goes on while people are doing nothing in particular.

But how restful is rest? What do people think about when they’re “resting”? Psychologists Russell T. Hurlburt discuss this issue in a new paper called What goes on in the resting-state? A qualitative glimpse into resting-state experience in the scanner

In a study of five volunteers undergoing resting state fMRI scans, the author

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