How does the ‘rest-self overlap’ mediate the qualitative and automatic features of self-reference?

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Abstract: The target article points out the qualitative and automatic features of self-reference while leaving open the underlying neural mechanisms. Based on empirical evidence about rest-self overlap and rest-stimulus interaction being special for self-related stimuli, I postulate that the resting state shows self-specific organization. The resting state’s self-specific organization may be encoded by activity balances between different networks which in turn predispose the qualitative features of subsequent self-related stimulus-induced activity in, for instance, SAN as well as the automatic features of self-reference effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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