Default Mode Network

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.

THE DEFAULT MODE NETWORK OF THE BRAIN is a bunch of highways you've built inside your brain, where traffic flows all the time, whether you're daydreaming or focused on a task. It is within this series of highways that your sense of self is created.

The neurological basis of the self.

There are many ways to turn off or tone down the default mode network of the brain, and escape the self.

Ways to quiet the default mode network

In no particular order:

  • adventure sports
  • psychedelics
  • sleep deprivation
  • near death experiences
  • breathing exercises
  • electro consulsive therapy
  • meditation


Turn off your mind relax and float down stream

—Lennon/McCartney in Tomorrow Never Knows


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