20 de octubre de 2017

Art reaches within: aesthetic experience, the self and the default mode network

Edward A. Vessel ,  G. Gabrielle Starr  and Nava Rubin. In a task of rating images of artworks in an fMRI scanner, regions in the medial prefrontal cortex that are known to be part of the default mode network (DMN) were positively activated on the highest-rated trials. This is surprising given the DMN’s original characterization as the set of brain regions that show greater fMRI activity during rest periods than…