Visual Aid for explaining how the Observing Self relates to our brain

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Hi, 

I have adapted some slides from Dr Janina Fisher- to explain how making contact with our Observing Self can help dampen the effects of our Amygdala on our FIght/flight responses. I hope that you find them useful. I would be most welcome to feedback. 

Kind regards, 

Campbell 

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Connection PFC and Amygdala

Contrary to what you seem to suggest, there are direct connections between the PFC notably the mPFC) and the amygdala.

See esp the work of Gregory Quirk, e.g.
http://condor.wesleyan.edu/hsinnamon/wescourses/NSB-Psyc255/Readings/12.%20Defense%20Amygdala/Quirk.pdf

And more in general: we find more and more that "locationist" models of how the brain functions (eg "this part of the brain is responsible for...") are big oversimplifications, and contradicted by more recent findings.

Best wishes,
Maarten

Observing Self as Phenomenon

My questions are around the underlying assumption that the observing self as a phenomenon and as a lived subjective experience has some neurobiological correlate in space and time. Where does this observing self live in CNS? And is this place shared by the observing observing self? Or is this name that e give to a pattern of experience just that. A name for a topological feature on a map constructed by fluid processes that are too complex for us to represent effectively?