Prefrontal cortex functions and interpretive pathways….

  

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Functions of the Prefrontal cortex:
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—Regulating body; recovering from a stress response.
(Coordinating processing of lower brain and higher brain; integrating bodily sensations and emotions with thoughts, reflections, and conscious decisions)
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—Quelling fear response of the amygdala.
(Integrating right hemisphere (felt sense of feelings and social-emotional self) with left hemisphere (logic and rational thought and verbal narrative of self)
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—Managing emotions; modulating extreme emotions.
(Integrating implicit (unconscious) with explicit (conscious) memories; retrieving dissociated or compartmentalized trauma memories)
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—Attunement: tuning into another person’s feelings and perspectives (or our own); sensing even without words what action is appropriate.
(Integrating awareness of past, present, and future; creating a continuity of self)
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—Empathy: the thinking, feeling, imagining, and discerning that make sense of what’s happening in ourselves or in another.
(Integrating ego states, or “parts” or voices of the personal self into a whole self)
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—Insight and self-knowing; developing a coherent narrative of self.
(Managing interpersonal experience, the resonant influence of one human brain on another)
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—Response flexibility: the ability to pause, step back, reflect, shift perspectives, create options, and choose wisely.
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—Intuition: inner wisdom, different from logic; felt rather than thought.
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—Morality: behaviours based on empathy for the common good.
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