Fig. 4: Spontaneous thought and attention regions distinguish transitions from meta-stability. | Nature Communications

Fig. 4: Spontaneous thought and attention regions distinguish transitions from meta-stability.

From: Brain meta-state transitions demarcate thoughts across task contexts exposing the mental noise of trait neuroticism

Fig. 4

BOLD activity differences are quantified by the bootstrap ratio (BSR) statistic. The red scale represents transitions > meta-stability, whereas the blue scale represents meta-stability > transitions. a During movie-viewing fMRI, greater BOLD activity was observed during transitions than meta-stable timepoints, in several midline regions, including anterior cingulate cortex, posterior cingulate cortex, and visual association cortex. b During resting-state fMRI, greater BOLD activity was observed during transitions than meta-stable timepoints in similar midline regions. c Substantiating the subjective similarity of a and b, conjunction analysis revealed substantial voxel-wise overlap for regions activated during transitions (see Supplementary Tables 13 for voxel cluster details).

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