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Brain Research

Amygdala

  • Primary structure of the Primitive Brain

  • Key to understanding Anger Problems

  • Responsible for processing anger and fear

Joseph LeDoux

  • Sensory input to the brain is split at the primitive brain

  • Amygdala and evolved brain

  • Amygdala – less information more quickly

  • The brain’s alarm system for safety and survival

  • Feelings are experienced almost instantaneously

Stephen Porges, Ph.D,

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Study of the evolution of the human nervous system and the organs of brain structures

  • Social behavior and Emotional disorders are hardwired into primitive mind

  • Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)

  • Two pathways relate to the threat level perceived: Threatening vs. Non-threatening

VOICE OVER PG 17-18