So here is another paper sent to me by Daniel. This is another major step forward, it basically establishes that the Task Negative Network relates to the monitoring of heart beats. I The last 2 papers establish the heart as a 3rd “brain” (neural entity). That would put the gut (Enteric Nervous System) as the seat of behavior and the heart as the seat of consciousness.
“Our results thus confirm that the link between the self and the Task Negative Network is expressed in neural responses to heartbeats, and directly support theories grounding the self in the monitoring of internal signals.”
I can tell you this gives me a MAJOR weapon to go at depression.
Read the article here