Your Three Brains and You

by Psyguy on September 1, 2010 · 0 comments

in Calgary Psychologists,evolutionary,mindfulness,self

Ever wonder why you react, respond and resonate differently given different situations?  Actually it’s because human evolution has given you three brains, so, in a sense, there are three selves in you.  The “Triune Brain Hypothesis” (Dr. Paul MacLean) details how your physiology/neurology is comprised of: a “reptillian brain“-your instinctive, reactive self; a “paleo-mammilian brain”-your emotive, responsive self; and, a “neo-mammilian brain”-your cognitive, reasoned self.    Want to know more then listen to Dr. Dan Siegel describe these three brains at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD-lfP1FBFk  

and have a look at this diagram and then set about becoming more mindful of your three selves:   

Triune brain
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