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Re: Emotional Regulation and Regulation Of Emotions.

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Thanks, another helpful question.


To make it easier to understand this example let’s consider a infant/toddler at age 1*

The brain develops from the bottom up.

Meaning the primary state/processing level and the secondary processing level, mature before the tertiary processing level.

In other words, the intrinsic unconditioned primary emotional state/processing level and the conditioned secondary level are more mature than the tertiary level at age 1.

Preverbal secondary Emotional Regulation is mostly implicit and emotional until about the age of 2-4*

(Preverbal implicit emotional experiences, implicit emotional memories, emotional communication by hand gestures, reading emotional facial expression, crying, grunts, growls?, laughing, etc.)

(*give or take)

The critical period of development is before birth and the age of 4* for the unconditioned implicit primary state/processing and secondary conditioned implicit emotional regulation and implicit memories.

(While some people might remember fragments of explicit memories, we do not explicitly remember very much of the first few years of life, because the tertiary explicit processing level is not fully developed yet)



(The mesocortical pathways are not fully developed yet.)

The critical period of development of tertiary (explicit) neocortical processing/regulation of emotions and awareness is approximately betwen the age of 4-7*. (but the foundation of explicit processing before the age 4 is “shaped” by implicit emotional experiences and implicit emotional memories.)

So to answer your question (at age 1), conditioned secondary implicit emotional regulation is regulating and strenthening unconditioned primary emotional state/processing. (As well as conditioning secondary implicit emotional memories, and setting the foundation for explicit tertiary processing.

Individual specifics depend on emotional inborn temperament and individual emotional circumstances before the age of 1, in this example.


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or some variants are doubling themselves or getting left out.
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Re: Emotional Regulation and Regulation Of Emotions.

As a threat gets closer brain activity shifts from the prefrontal cortex to the PAG (close to the brain stem), where our primitive fear system is located/originates.


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When Fear Is Near

Threat Imminence Elicits Prefrontal-Periaqueductal Gray Shifts in Humans


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Humans, like other animals, alter their behavior depending on whether a threat is close or distant. We investigated spatial imminence of threat by developing an active avoidance paradigm in which volunteers were pursued through a maze by a virtual predator endowed with an ability to chase, capture, and inflict pain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we found that as the virtual predator grew closer, brain activity shifted from the ventromedial prefrontal cortex to the periaqueductal gray. This shift showed maximal expression when a high degree of pain was anticipated. Moreover, imminence-driven periaqueductal gray activity correlated with increased subjective degree of dread and decreased confidence of escape. Our findings cast light on the neural dynamics of threat anticipation and have implications for the neurobiology of human anxiety-related disorders.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2648508/

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We would not get anxious or scared without a primitive fear system located close to the brain stem.

The primitive fear system is meant to promote survival.

In other words, it is instinctual/natural to get scared/anxious.

If we did not have a primitive fear system, we would not seek safety when threatened, and not survive very long.

But when our fear system is consistently chronically aroused, our fear system (close to the brain stem) becomes more active and our prefrontal cortex less active.

Making the person more anxious, and less able to regulate emotions.

The brain works is a “use it or lose it” manner, what emotional areas are “used” depends on the emotional environment and individual inherited emotional temperament.


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Re: Emotional Regulation and Regulation Of Emotions.

So my questions are...

Does my primitive fear system emotionally regulate my brain to promote survival, as threat becomes more and more imminent as I watch the “nutritionally challenged saber-tooth tiger” get closer and closer?

Does human’s primitive fear system emotionally regulate the human brain when aroused during certain negative feeling emotional circumstances that threaten survival, to promote survival?

Does the same concept apply to arousal of positive feeling primitive emotional system, during positive feeling emotional circumstances, also to promote survival?






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Humans are known for sporting big brains. On average, the size of primates' brains is nearly double what is expected for mammals of the same body size. Across nearly seven million years, the human brain has tripled in size, with most of this growth occurring in the past two million years.
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-Could it be possible that the human brain got bigger because we experienced more positive feeling...emotional feelings, homeostatic feelings and sensory feelings, and less negative feeling...emotional feelings, homeostatic feelings and sensory feelings over the last 7 million years?


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..In infancy, emotional development precedes intellectual growth because the brain centers that process emotion and motivation mature before those that serve thinking and logic: emotion before intellect, right brain before left brain..

-Gabor Mate M.D., “Scattered”, 1999. Chapter: “Distractibility And Tuning Out”, p 124.

The author of this video below does not include unconditioned primary affective response system’s in his video, but I wonder if the information fits the idea, maybe?

Not sure?

Guessing/Wondering?

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