“the primitive brain becomes part of an overall gestalt of thinking and being. This is how we experience ourselves as a totality rather than as a mass of unrelated parts, feelings, and functions.” Our view of the brain is largely hierarchic. It follows the kind of thinking that gives us machines and computer programs…

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  “To learn you have to be suggestible. To be suggestible you have to be relaxed. If the primitive brain, centered around the amygdala, is on constant high alert for any potential threats it will be very hard if not impossible to learn anything.” We are routinely taught from an early age that being suggestible…

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