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Figure 6

From: The dynamics of resting fluctuations in the brain: metastability and its dynamical cortical core

Figure 6

Dynamical core in the human brain. The figure shows the dynamical core regions on the edge of bifurcation (location of neural masses shown in light blue and transparent blue for the full region). These are the nodes with the ability to react immediately to changes in the predicted input and thus likely to drive the rest of the brain networks. The eight regions are clearly lateralised; and in the right hemisphere encompass medial orbitofrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex and transverse temporal gyrus, while in the left hemisphere include caudal middle frontal gyrus, precentral gyrus, precuneus cortex, rostral anterior cingulate cortex and transverse temporal gyrus. Interestingly, some of these regions are part of the default mode network (medial orbitofrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex and precuneus cortex) while others have been implicated in memory processing (parahippocampal and transverse temporal gyrus), auditory processing (transverse temporal gyrus), selection for action (rostral anterior cingulate cortex and caudal middle frontal gyrus) and motor execution (precentral gyrus).

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