Are our brain networks wired and set into place? Are our thoughts and actions hardwired into neural circuitry in a mechanical way? Increasingly, the answer emerging from modern neuroscience is a resounding, “no, nothing is fixed in place!”

The brain is constantly in motion, rearranging cells, strengthening pathways used often and pruning others who are used less frequently. Modern science has done much in the way of discovering and naming certain pathways, conduits for information in the brain. For example, there’s the default mode network (DMN), which is typically active when we are not engaged in a task, perhaps if…

Jordan Kiefer O'Sullivan

Neuroscientist and consultant helping companies navigate brain science, performance optimization, and neurotech implementation and R&D

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