Brain Interconnections

Brain Interconnections – In recent posts, I reviewed major human brain dualisms —> mind-body, 2-hemispheres, rigidity-plasticity, and emotive-cognitive. I now emphasize that beyond the dualisms are connective neural structures of the CNS. When I discussed the debate over the Triune Brain, I referred to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) research that verifies these interconnections. Neural structures have the ability and the capacity to collaborate and help solve our predominant contrapuntal forces: 1.) self-preservation (Self-Needs), and 2.) species-preservation (Belonging-Needs). In this post, I emphasis the interconnections between our Limbic Brain and the Neocortex. For personal, interpersonal, social, and cultural advancement I ask, “What interplay must to take place between emotion and cognition?” Vallant maintained that, “the limbic system is very much at the center of emotional life, but it is neither its beginning or its end.” (2008) Our brains 3 ½ lbs. of energy-matter have huge interconnections —-> especially the thalamic and cortical brain connections, and the corpus callosum that connects the 2-hemisheres. The thalamic and neocortical connections are from the Limbic system to the prefrontal cortex.

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