by prof. Marcus E. Raichle, Washington University in St. Louis
When: June 17th, 2021 – 5:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( https://bit.ly/3oONFQb )
Abstract: The core idea in this talk is that brain-wide, ongoing activity is essential for brain function and behavior. This activity accounts for 20% of the energy consumption of an adult human even though the brain contributes only 2% to the weight of the body. Brain activity associated with task performance is associated with surprisingly small regional changes in brain energy consumption. These changes are so small that they have no effect on the overall brain energy consumption.