Brain and mental health.
The brain is one of the most complex and mysterious organs we have. Its purpose spans from regulating our appetite to storing our habits.
The oldest, most primitive part of the brain is called the limbic system. It is where our most instinctive reactions, like fear or anger, are created because of the role the limbic system plays. That is, to keep us alive.
A few key things the limbic system is known for include:
– Playing the main role in our behaviour by storing our fears and memories.
– Triggering the stress response, signalling our body to move into fight or flight mode.
– Creating the emotions we feel and experience.
So when we feel stressed or experience heightened emotions, it’s the limbic system that is responsible for ths.