Default mode network


In neuroscience, the default mode network, or DMN, refers to a cluster of interacting brain regions that seems to be active during quiet, introspective thought (Watson & Breedlove, 2018); that is, when the person is not engaging with the external world.

References:

Watson, N., & Breedlove, M. (2018). The Mind’s Machine—Foundations of Brain and Behavior. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.