What happens in the brain when we imagine the future?

It seems part of the brain splits into two when we think of the future. The default mode network (DMN), which is most active when the brain wanders off, splits into two complementary parts that perform different functions when imagining the future: ventral and dorsal. The ventral DMN seems responsible for constructing scenarios — being heavily influenced by vividness — while the dorsal DMN was more active in evaluating scenarios as positive or negative. Read full article here


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