The coherence network consists of a collection of beliefs that cohere to one another and can be subsumed under the same category. For example, an individual has a number of unpleasant experiences in his family and hears from someone else that members of his family seem to dislike him. The conclusion, which binds together the various beliefs, is “my family dislikes me.” The correspondence system is more
In schizophrenia, however, paranoid delusions can start up and be elaborated in imagination and fantasy. The question then arises: Why doesn’t the correspondence network impose a corrective reality? The reason for this seems to be that the connection between the reality organization/network and the coherence network is broken. The coherence network seems to reside in the default network because imagination and fantastic elaboration, which are components of the default network, tend to take over.
We generally believe the default network may be the resting place for coherent theory. By