The amygdala is recognized as a component of the limbic system, and is thought to play important roles in emotion and behavior. It is best known for its role in the processing of fear
We also know how the thinking rational neocortex exerts regulatory influence on the Amygdala.
A parent, mentor or coach can thus devise exercises and activities that strengthen the capability of Regulation, resulting in higher personal confidence in the individual as well as reliability as a team member.
A living growing brain is not just a historical fact. Every individual brain responds in real time to its experiences by adding cells, branches and synapses, consolidating well used circuitry and pruning away unused parts. Charles Darwin warned us that it is not the fittest who survive but the most adaptable. Humans learn quickly when young and habits and attitudes form and establish early. By the time they enter the arena of competitive adulthood some of their attitudes and patterns are out of sync with the current times. Unlearning is thus as crucial to living as is learning. The exciting phenomenon of neuroplasticity, the discovery of continuously changing and rejuvenating neuronal circuits, making new connections and weakening old pathways ensures that every brain evolves in real time, with each experience, repetition of an action and skill formation. At the end of each day, the circuits have changed by way of number and efficiency of connections (synapses).
READ : Effect of Meditation on the Brain with implications for Emotional Intelligence, a chapter from the book Emotional Intelligence and Leadership (Proceedings of 3rd Global Emotional Intelligence Forum Mumbai 2010 ) Excel Books 2011 New Delhi pg 232-238View PDF
Adventure Ahead the Inside Story is an illustrated screenplay that very simply explains brain architecture and function with respect to dealing with fear, making decisions, tapping into inner wisdom and unshackling creativity. Anyone above the age of 12 can benefit from joining the adventure.
READ the peer-reviewed paper Neurology of Emotional Intelligence interpreted for ManagersView PDF