- May 11, 2016
From aforementioned thread,We don't know where that comes from either
But there is a decent amount of evidence that the inner monologue has to do with a brain network dubbed the Default Mode Network, which much psychedelic neuroscience research has revolved around for the past years, in case anyone was curious
I've always thought that people with overactive inner-monologues/dialogues might be predisposed to the rare, odd adverse effects psychoactive drugs. Especially psychedelics and entactogens, the beneficial effects of which have been linked to ego-death/reduction in DMN activity. Same for the benefits of mindfulness meditation, they seem to be linked to reductions in activity of the DMN and an increase in activity a different network dubbed the Executive Control Network. ADD/ADHD medications, when beneficial, seem to increase the activity of ECN and decrease activity of the DMN as well.
Do you have an inner monologue or do you envision things in more visually/conceptually in your thoughts? (It’s trending on the internet, so I’ll call this a current event.) Do you have an “internal monologue” that never ends? Let’s take a break from politics for a moment and look at a recent...
I wanted to take this quote in particular, as it specifically references relation of self dialogue and "mindfulness" techniques, potentially CBT and other thought/emotion control processes used in contemporary treatments, to actually implicate neural function/firing.
In relation to the "Default mode network" which I had heard in reference to psychedelic use in Prof David Nutts Drug-Science podcasts, switching on/off etc.
I hadn't heard of "Executive control network" but, appears to relate to upregulation of general cognizance - something which was evident for myself when I used noradrenaline boosters like Atomoxetine etc - and which I believe is now continued by use of these cues.
But again highlighting that, these cues "jealous union, love force", are derived specifically in relation to wave-relevance - waves (EM waves) being the basis of neural function, thus their purpose in one sense, is optimization of neural function - enhanced synaptic connection, fractal extrapolation into interpersonal connectivity (i.e. enhanced connectivity on a macro scale ∝ enhanced connectivity on an extrapolated/interpersonal scale).
Essentially kind of reversing the process in that,
- psychedelics/drugs implicate neural function ∝ thought process ∝ relationships, human connectivity etc.
- but also vice-versa in that, thought process implementation, optimization etc ∝ neural function