|The African Brain vs The Colonial Brain|
The Brain is a complex organ but it can be broken down into three aspects known as the Triune Brain Theory developed by Paul MacLean in the late 1970’s - The Neocortex, The Reptilian, The Limbic and so the human brain breaks-down into two very distinct types of brain – The African Brian vs The Colonial Brain.
The African Brain is more developed you see, it is more evolved that the Colonial Brain - The neocortex first assumed importance in primates and culminated in the human brain with its two large cerebral hemispheres that play such a dominant role. These hemispheres have been responsible for the development of human language, abstract thought, imagination, and consciousness. The neocortex is flexible and has almost infinite learning abilities. The neocortex is also what has enabled human cultures to develop.
|THE COLONIAL BRAIN|
The Colonial Brain is more aggressive, basic in it's thought process. It works on a mechanism of greed and callousness. It uses more of the reptilian part of the brain - The reptilian brain, the oldest of the three, controls the body's vital functions such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature and balance. Our reptilian brain includes the main structures found in a reptile's brain: the brainstem and the cerebellum. The reptilian brain is reliable but tends to be somewhat rigid and compulsive. Having too much of the reptilian part of the brain equates to certain human characteristics. Although driven and ambitious statistics record that the Colonial Brain is 100% more likely to gain pleasure out of the misery of others and has a leaning towards being bullies, rapists, child molesters and or paedophiles. They tend to lack any compassion or empathy for others.
|THE AFRICAN BRIAN|
The cognitive functions of the African and the Colonial Brain differs wildly and the Colonial Brain is larger in size to accommodate the reptilian natural aggressive need to expand, creating less space for the limbic aspect of the brain and therefore is prone to being forgetful. The limbic brain emerged in the first mammals. It can record memories of behaviours that produced agreeable and disagreeable experiences, so it is responsible for what are called emotions in human beings. The main structures of the limbic brain are the hippocampus, the amygdala, and the hypothalamus. The limbic brain is the seat of the value judgments that we make, often unconsciously, that exert such a strong influence on our behaviour. Although the African Brain is smaller in size it is more evolved than the Colonial Brain as it has a large neocortex aspect, for creative thought with a medium sized Limbic aspect, for care and compassion and, a far smaller reptilian aspect for predatory aggression, making it a culturally driven, compassionately led, perfectly shaped and sized brain.