Intrinsic activity

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Chapter 4 endnote 6, from How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:

...intrinsic brain activity is the origin of dreams, daydreams, imagination, mind wandering, and reveries, which we collectively called simulation in chapter 2.

Intrinsic activity is also called "task-free" activity (when the brain is not being probed by an outside stimulus or task), "default mode" activity, and "the resting state."[1]

Notes on the Notes

  1. For more information, see Raichle, Marcus E. 2010. “Two Views of Brain Function.” Trends in Cognitive Science 14 (4): 180–190.