Literature on Triune Brain
Our Three Brains - The Reptilian Brain
Neuroscience has offered many important insights into both the structure and function of the human brain. One of the most well-known models of brain structure, and how it relates to function, was provided by neuroscientist Paul MacLean, whose 'Triune Brain' model is based on three dominant structures in the human brain. These three structures ar...
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The Concept of the "Triune Brain"
In the 1960s, American neuroscientist Paul MacLean formulated the 'Triune Brain' model, which is based on the division of the human brain into three distinct regions. MacLean's model suggests the human brain is organized into a hierarchy, which itself is based on an evolutionary view of brain development. The three regions are as follows: Re...
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Our Three Brains - The Emotional Brain
In 1952, Paul MacLean introduced the term 'limbic system', which refers to the interconnected brain structures responsible for much of our emotional experience. MacLean's recognition of the limbic system as an important and functional set of connected structures perhaps represents his most prominent contribution to the field of neuroscience. Wit...
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