The Limbic System

This is the home of the emotions

This part of the brain has visual memory, but language is limited to yells, screams, expletives

If we are not in an emotionally stable state we will not be able to learn efficiently as our brain "downshifts" from higher level activities.

Any threat to our wellbeing can cause downshifting, but not to the "blanking out" stage of the brain stem (reptilian brain)


A part of the limbic system, the hippocampus, is associated with long-term memory.

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Bryn Evans 2003