Expectations, Fear, and How the Amygdala Regulates Thought
In This Episode.
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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