Key Features of Midbrain IT CAN NOT UNDERSTAND or REASON It learns and changes but by a process completely different than is used for learning and changing for higher brain It CAN NOT distinguish between (long term) good and bad, beneficial and harmful, Allowed and not allowed. Pleasure/Pain centers control Prewired for historical times. Its software changes but with certain rules We need to understand those rules and act accordingly. We CAN NOT apply same methods used for higher brain CONFDENTIAL 31
Arvind Pendse talks about the functioning of the brain from the perspective of common questions we encounter - Why are people so different in terms of personality, ability, temparament - Are we born that way or are these traits acquired? - Addiction...