The default mode Network

The Default Mode Network (DMN) includes brain regions in the cortex that are normally active during rest and is involved in event recall, social and emotional judgment and future planning. The DMN is often considered the opposite of the "task-oriented" network, which is active during cognitive tasks and assignments.

The DMN is one of the first brain networks that were identified using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a technique that measures blood flow in the brain and thus can indicate the activity of brain regions. The DMN is activated when the brain is not engaged in specific tasks or assignments, such as thinking about a problem or reading the news.

The DMN is one of the largest and most complex brain networks, and consists of several parts of the brain, including the medial prefrontal cortex, parietal cortex, temporal cortex, cingulate cortex and hippocampus. These brain regions are involved in various cognitive functions, such as working memory, attention, emotion regulation, language and social cognition.

The medial prefrontal cortex, also called the ventral medial prefrontal cortex, is an important part of the DMN. It is involved in the regulation of emotions, self-reference and mental simulation. The parietal cortex is involved in integrating visual, auditory and somatosensory information and in planning movements. The temporal cortex is involved in language, memory and auditory processing. The cingulate cortex is involved in emotion regulation and the regulation of attention. The hippocampus is involved in memory and emotion regulation.

See previous posts on the Default Mode Network (DMN).

Depression and anxiety

Recent research suggests that the DMN is also involved in mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that activity in the DMN is increased in people with these disorders. It is also thought that the DMN may be used as a biomarker for mental illness because changes in the activity of the DMN can be used to determine the severity of the disorder and measure the effectiveness of treatments.

Psychedelic drugs decrease activity in the DMN

Psychedelics, such as lsd and psilocybin, are substances that affect brain function and can lead to altered consciousness and emotional experiences. It has been shown that these substances can lower the activity of the Default Mode Network (DMN).

One of the ways psychedelics can decrease the activity of the DMN is by enhancing communication between different parts of the brain that are normally less connected. This can lead to a reduction in the activity of the DMN because the network is less necessary for processing information.

Another way psychedelics can decrease the activity of the DMN is by decreasing blood flow in these brain regions. This can lead to a decrease in the activity of the DMN.

There are also studies suggesting that psychedelics may lower the activity of the DMN by reducing the brain's tendency to "defaulter" to familiar patrons of thinking and feeling. This can help gain new perspectives and insights.

Reduced activity in the DMN via trip therapy

Allow yourself more peace and enjoy being more in the here and now. Grasp life with both hands. Life is not just about surviving, but mostly about experiencing. Reduce activity from your DMN by making as many healthy choices as possible. Kickstart your life by using our support in healthy choices and a guided psychedelic session. In fact, the combination of healthy lifestyle and psychedelic therapy works better than the separate parts.

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Trip therapy: Psychedelics and the Default Mode Network (DMN)