Tip #527: Why Emotions Impact Learning

On July 21, 2014, Posted by , In brain research, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #527: Why Emotions Impact Learning

“Your emotions affect every cell in your body. Mind and body, mental and physical, are intertwined.” Thomas Tutko

For years, I have taught about the Triune Brain and its three layers: the reptilian system, the limbic system and the neocortex. I have explained that memory is lodged in the limbic system. I have used a visualization to demonstrate that memories are emotional. But in truth, I have never known exactly what the limbic system is or why memories are emotional.

After attending a four-day workshop with Eric Jensen, titled: “Teaching With the Brain in Mind,” I now have a much better understanding.

There are two major parts of the limbic system (considered the “emotional brain”) that are associated with memory:… Read the rest