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Susan Cain
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Limbic system

This is the older, more primitive, and more emotional part of the brain in which the amygdala is located. The limbic system, which controls appetite, sex drive, and fear, among other emotions, can hijack our response to stimuli. For example, we might promise ourselves not to get nervous when going to a cocktail party or giving a speech, but the reactivity of the limbic system can override this desire.

The newer, more rational part of the brain is the neocortex. This part of he brain can help control the reactions of the limbic system. It can help slow down the reactions of the limbic system and help us gain better control over our emotions and reactions.

Neocortex

The neocortex is the newer, more rational part of the brain that evolved after the limbic system, or the emotional part of the brain. This part of the brain...

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