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Linking cognition to brain connectivity

Nature Neuroscience volume 19, pages 79 (2016) | Download Citation

Predicting an individual's behavior is a formidable challenge for neuroimaging. A study now finds a strong link between an individual's ability to sustain attention and an extended, but specific, set of brain connections.

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  1. Stephen Smith is at the Oxford University Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB), Oxford, UK.

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