Did you know you have three brains? Yes, you read that right! You have three brains – your HEAD brain, your HEART brain, and your GUT brain. The three brains are like an orchestra, with billions of neurons cooperating to produce a harmonic symphony – harnessing together an ever-changing network of neurons that work in synchrony.
Oscillations created by impulses from the three brains synchronize various operations within and across the vast communication networks. Together the oscillations ensure that all components are able to do their job at the right time, the way a conductor creates order among the large number of instruments in an orchestra. In contrast, when synchronization fails, our three brains no longer function properly.
The Role of the Three Brains
Although the head, heart, and gut brains work together, they have obvious different physical functions and they also perform different mental and emotional roles.
- The head brain analyzes information and applies logic.
- The heart brain senses the world through emotion and feelings.
- The gut brain is used for understanding our identity and who we are in the world. The gut brain also helps us learn self-preservation by teaching us to follow our instinct – the “gut feeling” we all experience at times.
Read More About Your Three Brains
Learn more about your three brains in my new book Three Brains: How the Heart, Brain, and Gut Influence Mental Health and Identity, available at your local natural health food store!
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