It’s the brain chemistry

wood 2I am awed by some of the newer brain research that has been coming out in recent years, particularly as regards the developing child/adolescent brain.  Here are a few factoids of interest:

  • The brain develops from back to front; that is, from critical life-sustaining functions in the brain stem (like breathing) to the more complex, problem-solving matters in the frontal lobe (perhaps calculus…personally, I never got there, but you get the point.)
  • The limbic area (further back in the brain) is the home for our fight/flight/freeze response when we are afraid or angry—again, part of the life-protecting response to some perceived danger, I suppose.
  • The frontal lobe (housed right behind the forehead) is also for decisions involving the word should, (as in, “no, I definitely should NOT take calculus”), and involves moral and ethical capabilities.
  • And here’s the kicker—the frontal lobe does not fully develop in the human brain until the early to mid-twenties.

 Explains a lot, don’t it?

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Reader, Beware

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I tend to the side of gullible.  I want to trust too quickly. In this offering, Jacob Emet makes me think and be more circumspect.  Visit him at: https://jacobemet.wordpress.com/  Once again, HERE’s my disclaimer.

READER BEWARE

Beware the names
Beware the faces
Beware the words
Beware the spaces

Beware the lies
That lie between
Apt words scriven
And truth unseen

Beware the allure
Of thoughts evoked
When buds of reason
Thorns have choked

Beware the bride
Without her groom
Her charm is deadly
Her beauty is doom

Beware the beast
In every man
The cunning wolf
Appears a lamb

Beware the light
Behind the eyes
Heart and mind
Aligned knows lies

Beware the perfect
For there is none
Fullness of earth
Unrighteous undone

Beware the truth
All claim to hold
Not all that glitters
Is refined as gold

Beware the words
Beware the spaces
Beware the names
Beware the faces

Reader beware
Reader beware
The names and the faces
Your sins mask to wear

Drip . . . Drip . . . Drip

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