SURPRISE---SURPRISE--NOT!!! After all, the one Conservative Newsletter that calls itself Independent is full of Fear-Mongering. Why I do not know. One would think that is is all about triggering the Amygdala Hijacking response in their readers. After all, according Wikipedia, the concept is>>>Reed Richardson, The NationThe ominous prophecies of government tyranny, financial meltdown and violent anarchy featured on "Preppers" inform more than just the survivalist movement circa 2013. READ MORE»
From the thalamus, a part of the stimulus goes directly to the amygdala while another part is sent to the neocortex (the "thinking brain"). If the amygdala perceives a match to the stimulus, i.e., if the record of experiences in the hippocampus tells the amygdala that it is a fight, flight or freeze situation, then the Amygdala triggers the HPA (hypothalmic-pituitary-adrenal) axis and hijacks the rational brain. This emotional brain activity processes information milliseconds earlier than the rational brain, so in case of a match, the amygdala acts before any possible direction from the neocortex can be received. If, however, the amygdala does not find any match to the stimulus received with its recorded threatening situations, then it acts according to the directions received from the neo-cortex. When the amygdala perceives a threat, it can lead that person to react irrationally and destructively.
Goleman states that "Emotions make us pay attention right now - this is urgent - and gives us an immediate action plan without having to think twice. The emotional component evolved very early: Do I eat it, or does it eat me?" The emotional response "can take over the rest of the brain in a millisecond if threatened." An amygdala hijack exhibits three signs: strong emotional reaction, sudden onset, and post-episode realization if the reaction was inappropriate.
Goleman later emphasised that "self-control is crucial ...when facing someone who is in the throes of an amygdala hijack" so as to avoid a complementary hijacking - whether in work situations, or in private life. Thus for example 'one key marital competence is for partners to learn to soothe their own distressed feelings...nothing gets resolved positively when husband or wife is in the midst of an emotional hijacking.' The danger is that 'when our partner becomes, in effect, our enemy, we are in the grip of an "amygdala hijack" in which our emotional memory, lodged in the limbic center of our brain, rules our reactions without the benefit of logic or reason...which causes our bodies to go into a "fight or flight" response'.
Taking All That in Consideration--Is It Any wonder that This happens>>>>
Five Myths About Obamacare You Probably Believe
If you do, you’re definitely not alone—it’s easy to get confused by the changes that are coming with the Affordable Care Act. We sort through them to give you a bottom line.
Myth #1: Starting in 2014, everyone must either have health insurance or pay a penalty—no exceptions. . . .
Myth # 2: If you’re insured through your employer, Obamacare won’t help you. . . .
Myth #3: All businesses will be required to provide health insurance to their employees. . . .
Myth #4: Undocumented immigrants will receive federal aid to buy health insurance. . . .
Myth #5: My state isn’t setting up its own health exchange, so it’s exempt from Obamacare. . . .To escape these emotionally charged Myths-go to--Read More!!!
If you really need something to fear, you can fear the real harm that we are doing to Our Own Environment, but don't just sit there--Do Something About it--- like maybe signing some good people's petitions, such as>>>
Urge President Obama To Act Aggressively On Science-Based Solutions To Global Warming! ***Please Sign ***
The election is over and President Obama now has an opportunity to reassert his leadership to promote science-based solutions to our nation's most pressing problems, including global warming. But it is essential that we demand that leadership ...Read More and Do Sign.
Big Coal is blowing up mountains, burying streams, and contaminating waters -- forever altering our nation's landscape and contaminating drinking water. Coal companies and their lobbyists are pushing more than 100 new mountaintop removal mining permits...
Urge the BLM to support a management plan that is best for conservation, subsistence and continued public recreation throughout the Eastern Interior of Alaska.
The State Department's official public comment period on Keystone XL Pipeline is now open -- and it's a crucial opportunity for us to flood them with comments. We'll take your comments and deliver them directly and immediately to the the State Department.
Thank the president for creating and ensuring the protection of five new national monuments across the United States....
After all, Fear was meant to move us into action--Way back then, when we were the prey, it lead us to self-preservation. Now that we are on top of the food chain, instead of the bottom, we need and must use that Fear mechanism in a far more constructive way.