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How Emotion Drives Attention

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Your Best Brain

How Emotion Drives Attention

Taught by Professor John Medina | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Your senses bombard your brain with far more information than it can possibly handle at one time. How does your brain prioritize all of the input? Examine the brain’s ability to act as a “central executive,” and see how it uses emotion like post-it notes to decide what is important.

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