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XPX TAMPA BAY The Self Aware Advisor: The Key to Seeing and influencing Others September 11, 2013
2 THE NEURON The Highways and Byways of the Brain 100 billion neurons Every neuron may be touched by as many as 10,000 other nerve cell axons 1000 trillion different possible synaptic connections (more connections in one brain than stars in the universe) 16 billion neurons in the cerebral cortex alone Neurons form dense connected plexus in different areas of the brain The activation of neurons and their networks are the building block of all mental processes The greater the stimulation in terms of frequency of signals ( /sec) the stronger are the electro- chemical signals.
4 THE NEURON SEROTONIN & DOPAMINE PATHWAYS
7 Right Brain Connections to the Left Brain, Limbic and Autonomic Systems Adapted from Schore, Foreword, p. xiv, The shadow of the tsunami by Bromberg Left Hemisphere Language, Categorical Right Hemisphere Imagery, Relational Input Limbic System Motivation and Emotion Brainstem Regulation of autonomic function
8 Social Brain Functions Face Processing Which face shows more emotion: The face in the middle, or the two right sides (far left) or the two left sides (far right)?
9 THE MIRRON NEURON SYSTEM Mirror Neurons are Innate and Epigenetic The capacity for babies to imitate others is online from birth. Meltzoff tested a baby 41 minutes old, who, like the baby seen in this slide from a 1977 Science article, imitated the motor actions of facial expressions. Babies can learn by imitating (contra Piaget who thought must be 2) and they enjoy being imitated (peek-a-boo and remember co-imitation in the video?). Fire together, wire together the way the innate mirror neuron system is built. Imitation in pre-verbal toddlers. Imitation is lifelong. Memes.
10 THE MIRRON NEURON SYSTEM (MNS) Where Are Mirror Neurons? Posterior STS = visual input The mirror neuron system (MNS) (red) is composed of the parietal MNS, which is mostly concerned with the motoric description of the action. It sends a signal to the frontal MNS, which is more concerned with the goal of the action. The black arrows represent copies of motor imitative commands that are sent back to the STS to allow matching between the sensory predictions of imitative motor plans and the visual description of the observed action.