Default Mode Network (DMN): Structural Connectivity, Impairments and Role in Daily Activities


Dennis Ramirez (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

The default mode network (DMN) typically comprises the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), precurnus, inferior parietal, hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) nodes. These regions are commonly reported more active during rest or during a task with little cognitive demand. DMN is active when individuals are engaged in internally focused tasks including autobiographical memory retrieval, envisioning the future and conceiving the perspectives of others. This book examines the importance of DMN in evaluating brain development, neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. The authors’ also review how DMN is disrupted in neuropsychiatric disorders in relation to cognitive-behavior dysfunctions, such as attention and memory (for example, with ADHD) and explores the connectivity between DMN’s nodes, which change with age and may continue changing into adulthood.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter One
The Default Mode Network and Attentional Fluctuations in Attentional Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(Laurent Querne, Sidy Fall and Patrick Berquin, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Amiens-Picardie University Medical Center, France)

Chapter Two
Maturational Changes in Functional Connectivity Between Default Mode Network Nodes
(Stuart D. Washington, and John W. VanMeter, Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging, and Department of Neurology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA)

Chapter Three
Structural and Functional Connectivity of Default Mode Network in Neurodegenerative Diseases
(Yongxia Zhou, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA, USA)

Chapter Four
Default Mode Network (DMN): Structural Connectivity and Impairments in Attention and Memory Music Perception, Meditation and Default Mode Network (DMN)
(Yuko Urakami, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities, Japan)



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