Natural scenes viewing alters the dynamics of functional connectivity in the human brain

Viviana Betti, Stefania DellaPenna, Francesco de Pasquale, Dante Mantini, Laura Marzetti, Gian Luca Romani, Maurizio Corbetta

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Spontaneous fMRI fluctuations are organized in large-scale spatiotemporal structures, or resting-state networks (RSN). However, it is unknown how task performance affects RSN dynamics. We use MEG to measure slow (~0.1Hz) coherent fluctuations of band-limited power (BLP), a robust correlate of RSN, during rest and movie observation and compare them to fMRI-RSN. BLP correlation, especially in αband, dropped in multiple RSN during movie although overall topography was maintained. Variability of power correlation increased in visual occipital cortex, and transient decrements corresponded to scenes perceived as "event boundaries." Additionally, stronger task-dependent interactions developed between vision and language networks in θ and β bands, and default and language networks in γ band. The topography of fMRI connectivity and relative changes induced by the movie were well matched to MEG. We conclude that resting-state and task network interactions are clearly different in the frequency domain despite maintenance of underlying network topography

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)782-797
Number of pages16
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 21 2013


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