The Reptillian Brain
The Limbic Brain
The Neocortex
Processing
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What does the Reptillian Brain control? 

heart rate, breathing, body temperature, balance, the body's vital functions 

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Where did the limbic brain first emerge? 

Mammals 

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When did the neocotex first assume importance?

In primates and culminated the human brain into two large cerebral hemispheres.

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What processing system is the neocortex responsible for?

Cognitive processing. thinking things through, putting words to experiences, reasoning, logic, meaning making, decision making, and self reflection. 

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Is the Reptillian Brain our survival brain, emotional brain, or thinking brain? 

Survival brain
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Is the limbic brain our thinking brain, emotional or feeling brain, or instinctual brain? 

Emotional or Feeling Brain 

200

Is the neocortex our instinctual brain, emotional or feeling brain, or rational and thinking brain? 

The rational or thinking brain?

200

What processing system is the mammalian brain responsible for?

Emotional processing. Connecting to emotions and expressing them. 

300

Is the Reptillian Brain the first, second or third brain to emerge? 

The first

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What is the limbic brain responsible for? 

Our emotions, memories of behavior and agreeable/disagreeable experiences. 

300

What is the neocortex responsible for? 

The development of human language, abstract thought, imagination and consciousness. 

300

What processing system is the reptillian brain responsible for? 

Sensorimotor or body processing. Autonomic arousal and survival functions. Fight, flight, or freeze. 

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What brain structures does the Reptillian brain consist of? 

the brainstem and cerebellum

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What brain structures does the limbic brain consist of? 

The hippocampus, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus. 

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What has the neocortex enabled to develop? 

Human cultures and infinite learning abilities. 

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Is the triune brain and information processing a top down or bottom up approach?

Both! Talk therapy is a cognitive approach that has us access thoughts, memories, and emotions from a top down approach. Body based interventions (distress tolerance skills, DMT, yoga) utilize a bottom up approach focusing on the integration of the mind and body to address anxiety and depression. 

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