A positive mood, a flexible brain

Research paper by Richard F. Betzel, Theodore D. Satterthwaite, Joshua I. Gold, Danielle S. Bassett

Indexed on: 28 Jan '16Published on: 28 Jan '16Published in: Quantitative Biology - Neurons and Cognition


Flexible reconfiguration of human brain networks supports cognitive flexibility and learning. However, modulating flexibility to enhance learning requires an understanding of the relationship between flexibility and brain state. In an unprecedented longitudinal data set, we investigate the relationship between flexibility and mood, demonstrating that flexibility is positively correlated with emotional state. Our results inform the modulation of brain state to enhance response to training in health and injury.