So, we focus on these four networks that brain scientists have looked at quite a bit, the default network, the reward network, the affect network, and the control network. And Malia, I want to know which of these networks you're most excited about, you're most working on, and some of the new findings that have really gotten you excited about what you're learning about how the brain works with regard to knowledge work.
Well, I love all the network to be honest, but I think the one that I have the most experience with is probably the default network. And this network was a big surprise to the field. And one of the reasons why I'm really excited about it is because I think it challenged how cognitive neuroscientists were thinking about the brain.
There's been a tendency among scientists to treat the brain as if it's this sensory organ that's responding to input that it receives. And what we came to understand by studying the default network is it that actually, a lot of the brain's energy and resources are spent really processing information that's internal.
So, it's not just a sensory organ that's reacting to the external world, but it's continuously processing memories and reflecting on this stuff. And so that was one of the things that I was particularly drawn to study and think about.