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Expectations, Fear, and How the Amygdala Regulates Thought

PUBLISHED: Dec 9, 2019
CATEGORIES: Smarterer

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Using a classic moment from Animal House, Dave and Steve offer a quick tour of the brain, focusing on how one little part of the brain—the amygdala—determines whether our brain reacts instinctively or engages in higher-order thinking.  So powerful is the little amygdala that even when our brains encounter minor surprises, it provokes cognitive and physiological reactions that suppress critical thinking.

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Expectations, Fear, and How the Amygdala Regulates Thought

December 9, 2019

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