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Emotional Intelligence for IT Professionals by Emília M. Ludovino

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The limbic system

The limbic system, also known as the emotional brain, is thought to have developed out of the first brain, in the expression of intimate behaviors and emotions, hunger, and aggression. The limbic system in humans is located in the approximate center of the brain. When information enters the limbic system, we experience bodily sensations, transmitted by chemical information substances in the form of a reaction to the stimulus with much more awareness of what is happening than at the level of the first brain. The limbic system stores every experience we have from the first moments of life--impressions are stored in these areas long before we acquire the verbal or higher thinking abilities to put them into words. It is this ...

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