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Default mode networks in the brain were also influenced by the drug, and are associated with self-reflection and self-criticism.
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The scans also showed that when the default mode network was active, brain regions associated with self-monitoring and cognitive control were co-activated in experienced meditators but not novices.
25) Both the default mode network and the attention system are associated with top-down processing, a unique collaboration evident in creative problem-solving, insight, and mental simulations, with the default mode network furnishing control of the attentional system.
The interactions of two distinct and competing neural networks, the default mode network (DMN) and the task positive network (TPN), are particularly relevant to this question.
Depression Patients with depression exhibit decreased connections between areas of the default mode network and brain regions involved with emotion, motivation, and reward processing, (181) leading to the conclusion that "deficits in default mode network connectivity with the caudate may be an early manifestation of major depressive disorder.
The default mode network (DMN) in the brain is usually active when we are doing nothing, giving rise to spontaneous thoughts or 'daydreams', but is suppressed when we are focused on the task before us.
Sheline's team focused on the brain's default mode network.