The Thinking Man
Behaviour is determined by
(an event or environment)
(what happens in our brain)
and our Psychology
(what goes on in our mind)
The human brain
Some behaviour is hardcoded in our DNA, most of it is a gift from our ancestors, forefathers and parents.
The rest, we learn and store in our 100 billion brain cells
Neuron's (Brain cells)
Neuron’s transmit electrical signals around the brain and nervous system.
Synapses connect neuron’s to each other through tiny chemical connectors called neurotransmitters.
Synapses connect brain cells
Synapses connect neuron’s to each other through tiny chemicals connectors called neurotransmitters. Dopamine and serotonin for example.
The psychiatric pharmaceuticals work by promoting or inhibiting the chemical reactions within this synaptic cleft.
Neural Pathways & Behaviour Imprinting
Whenever we do anything, (typically in response to an event or our environment), our neuron’s pass the signal along the line to tell us what to think about, and how to act or react.
And when we repeat a pattern the behaviour it is hardcoded into the brain as a neural pathway.
These pathways contain our behaviour instructions (how to act and react) when an incoming stimulus is received.
So the next time we face the same or similar event or environment we act again the same hard wired way.
Neural Pathways & Behaviour
This process of pattern repeat is how and why David Beckham perfected his free kicks, and how others develop their patterns.
It’s also how you develop and reinforce your own healthy and unhealthy patterns.
Neural Pathway Intensity
This image shows the intensity of brain activity and the associated neural pathways.
Notice the bright red arc, that’s the Limbic System.
The Limbic System (and Brain Stem)
The central location of this limbic structure ensures that everything we see, hear, taste, touch and smell goes into here first.
It’s also where memory is managed, the emotional responses are housed, and has significant control of the nervous system,
Human Limbic System
This is a 3D print of the Limbic system, taken from an MRI scan.
Whoever invented our Brain put this limbic system here for good reason.
Anatomy of the limbic system
This collection of Neuron’s plays a huge part in our behaviour.
It tells the rest of the brain (and in turn the body) what to concentrate on, what to think about, and whether to act or react.
It largely determines our, and other peoples behaviour