How about the interactive brain systems
(the magic of our brain complexity)
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Hypnotist Paul Ramsay
Paul Ramsay is a board certified hypnotist in private practice, hypnotizes over 1500 people per year, and tours as a stage hypnotist. For over 10 years, Paul Ramsay has been entertaining college and high school students as a stage hypnotist. In 2011, Paul introduced his exclusive interactive show called Mind Games. Paul’s video series Hypnotic shows a day in the life of a traveling stage hypnotist. Paul’s private practice is dedicated to helping individuals stop negative habits such as smoking, fingernail biting, and overeating. Ramsay’s private practice also offers customized, individual personal coaching programs to help his clients achieve their goals and maximize their potential. www.PaulRamsay.com
Cognitive Neuroscientist Manuel Saint-Victor
M.D. Dr. Saint-Victor is Chief Neuroscientist at Mindful360, which he co-founded. Dr. Saint-Victor is focused on using a non-pathological approach to helping people get better by becoming more self-aware of their strengths and resources. Dr. Saint-Victor trained under Dr. Eva Ritvo, M.D. and Dr. Ray Ownby, M.D., MBA, Ph.D. as a Psychiatry Resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital; attended Medical School at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine; and conducted cognitive neuroscience research under the supervision of Stephen M. Kosslyn, Ph.D. as an undergraduate at Harvard University. Dr. Saint-Victor’s white paper about Core Value Alignment will be released in July 2014.
What is the Default Mode Network?
The default mode network (DMN) is a network of brain components active when during daydreaming, self-generated thought, and when not attending to outside stimuli. Some neuroscientists theorize that the DMN is involved with the Freudian ego functions. There is increasing evidence that moderation of thedefault mode network is the mechanism of hypnosis effects.
As stated in “Bringing Unconscious Thoughts to Awareness: Default Mode, Body Rhythms, and Hypnosis“, a study reviewing the changes induced by neurohypnosis and hypnotherapy:
“The default mode network is vital to our sense of self and sense of agency, moral sensitivity, organizing memory to reconstruct the past, simulating the future such as inner rehearsal and daydreaming, and imagination such as free association, stream of consciousness, and taking other people’s perspective.”
The Central Executive Network(CEN)
The Fronto-parietal Central Executive Network (CEN) handles inhibition, task switching, and updating. It inhibits the default mode network, engages your conscious brain to think and maintains attention on a prioritized task. It’s helpful to think of it as active when you put effort forth to keep your mind from wandering during a goal directed task. Many psychiatric conditions including ADHD are associated with poor inhibitory regulation of DMN activation by the CEN. The dance between the CEN and DMN are coordinated by the Salience Network which, based on the amount of relevant outside stimulus triggers a switch out of REST mode into cognitive functioning.
The Salience Network
Together they coordinate to monitor the conditions in the body for homeostasis (insula) from temperature, to pH, to pain, to hormonal discomfort and notify the anterior cingulate cortex. You may recall that the ACC handles conflict. Well, those would be the conflicts.
Also keep in mind that information coming in through the senses, including auditory, visual, and tactile are part of the data integrated by the insula
Once the salience network is activated it modulates the default mode network.
It kicks the brain out of daydreaming, mind wandering, and other self-referential behavior and into ready for action mode.
Dorsal Attention Network (DAN)
The Dorsal Attention Network increases attention to external stimuli based on goals and activated mental representations by increasing the salience of goal relevant stimuli.
Polyvagal Theory doesn’t exactly fit into brain networks…but it does. I’d like for you to stretch the network concept to include any system with a bunch of interacting nodes. Polyvagal Theory explains the role of the vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) in your social cognition. In a nutshell, the vagal nerve has a dorsaland ventral branch. The dorsal branch is associated with lower vertebrate fight, flight, freeze behavior.
The ventral branch is associated with tend and befriend type responses to stress and allows continued use of facial micro-expressions and empathy.