Mapping the ‘Self’ in the Brain

Written by Brett Weiss

September 2019

Image by holdentrils from Pixabay

What if the synchronous activation of a network of brain regions accounts for each individual’s sense of ‘self?’ Neuroscientists have identified such a network which activates both during ‘mind wandering’ and ‘unconstrained self-referential thought.’ Termed the ‘default mode network,’ this network of brain regions includes midline brain…