Paul MacLean
(Copyright © 2005 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )

Philosophy of Mind
Links:

Synopsis:
  • "Triune" brain: each brain corresponds to a different stage of evolution
  • Each brain is connected to the other two, but each operates indivually with a distinct "personality"
  • Reptilian brain for instinctive behavior (brain stem, cerebellum, autonomic system)
  • Old mammalian brain for emotions that are functional to survival, as in "avoiding pain and achieving pleasure" (limbic systemi, i.e. hippocampus, thalamus amygdala)
  • New mammalian brain for higher cognitive functions (neo-cortex)
  • Mechanical behavior, emotional behavior and rational behavior arose chronologically and now coexist and complement each other
  • Jung's conscious, unconscious, collective unconscious

(Copyright © 2005 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )