Default mode network: The seat of literary creativity?

Richard J.S. Wise*, Rodrigo M. Braga

*Corresponding author for this work

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7 Scopus citations


Literacy implies convergence, with heard and read narratives directed from separate sensory pathways towards common linguistic and semantic brain systems - very 'bottom-up'. But we also actively infer, relate, remember, attend and, above all, imagine - very 'top-down'. We comment on an interesting investigation of the listening and reading brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-117
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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