Is there a ‘default emotional network’ and can it be changed?

Speculative answers are yes to both. The default emotional network is the baseline or set point of affect, temperament, or usual feelings. A dependable indicator is the default facial expression, especially around the eyes and mouth. Cultivating positive emotions and sustaining them for extended periods of time may lead to laying new neural tracks that affect the set point if the default emotional network. In turn, the default emotional network may incline to resilience and equanimity.


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