Mammalian Brain Chemistry Explains Everything (reposted)

This is the “science-made-simple” slide presentation about why the human brain is hard-wired the way it is and why both physical and psychological safety are so important to learning, whether in virtual or in-person learning environments.


I posted the informative slide presentation below 1.5 years ago. To view it again is even more important now, considering the issues that are currently impacting us globally. Understanding how the human brain is hardwired (“towards and away”) is the first important step in creating solutions to the problems that plague us. The next step is to find better ways to teach each other and to learn from one another.

Consider the slide presentation below that first step. Then consider creating ways to teach others, both virtually and in-person, that makes use of the information in this interesting slide presentation. Also consider how learners can apply this information, as well.

(To view the slides in full screen mode, click on the dotted square box in the bottom right of the slide screen.)


NOTE from Sharon: The only caveat I would add to this slide presentation is that the image on slide #24 should say: “neo-cortex, limbic system, brain stem.”
About the Slide Presentation Author:
Loretta Breuning, PhD is a Professor of Management at California State University and the author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin and Endorphin Levels. She founded the Inner Mammal Institute to help people build new neural pathways to turn on their happy chemicals in new ways. She writes a blog for Psychology Today Magazine – click HERE for her blog posts.


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