The Prefrontal Cortex,,,,,, executive action

  
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Bouncing Back: Linda Graham.
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The prefrontal cortex, located in the lower part of the frontal lobes, can be thought of as the executive center of the brain.
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It integrates information coming from the lower brain with input from the higher brain. As a result of its integrative capacities, the prefrontal cortex can regulate the survival responses from the lower brain.
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It coordinates information from two different memory systems: implicit memory, which is outside our awareness, and explicit memory, which is within our awareness. This capacity is essential for rewiring the patterns of our earliest conditioning.
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The prefrontal cortex manages the surges of our body-based emotions through conscious reflection and wise discernment, which allows us to retain energy and passion for coping and thriving while preventing us from being constantly panicked by floods of emotions or paralyzed by shutting down against the emotional flood.
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The prefrontal cortex also makes possible
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the processes of attunement (tuning into the feelings of others),
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empathy (making sense of the feelings of others),
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and self-awareness (making sense of ourselves and our story),
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which enable us to efficiently rewire our brains.
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