The Default Mode Network and You: Subject Permanence and Neurophysiology

Historically the institution of science has been averse to the unverifiable data of subjective experience, resorting to a rampant material-causal reductionism despite the glaring theory-method confound inherent in such thinking (Rychlak, 1988). Advanced neuroimaging techniques have offered us windows into the neurological and material correlates of felt experience, and these have yielded fascinating insights with regards to individual phenomenology and has promoted a more integral science. The default-mode network (DMN), an area of…