What Does Brain Do At "Rest"? - Deepstash

What Does Brain Do At "Rest"?

When given nothing else to do, the brain defaults to thinking about the person it’s embedded in. The brain areas related to processing emotions, recalling memory, and thinking about what’s to come become quietly active.

This is “the default mode of brain function,” and the constellation of brain areas that carry it out are the default mode network, or DMN. 

People who daydream more tend to have a more active DMN; relatedly, dreaming itself appears to be an amplified version of mind-wandering. 

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