Sometimes our feelings and thoughts seem to go rogue on us. Previous blogs have focused upon the neuroscience and psychology behind these tendencies. Here are some ideas about how to actually master the problems that result.
The brains tendency to record emotion memories seems to underlie much of what we regret: over-reactions, under-reactions, feelings, assumptions and behaviors that persist even though they don’t fit our circumstances. (And, stay tuned: this understanding can help us master these problems.)
Some suggest that embracing the neurobiology that underpins human experience reduces all that is rich and valuable in human life into biochemical mechanisms. The author suggests that experience and the biology that underlies it are actually two different things. They don’t equate.