the mid brain - the animal brain - the cerebellum

Above we see the mid brain or cerebellum. Also, we are looking into the sanctuary. Note the candlestick (Spirit) on the south side and the shew bread table (word) on the north side. We are progressing upward from the reptilian brain to the animal brain.

"While retaining generally the brain abilities of reptiles, mammals add dimensions to living. Their behavior, for example, involves complex emotional responses. They snarl, skulk, cringe, purr, growl, yelp in excitement or fear, nuzzle, teach their young, do tricks for rewards, wag their tails, show affection, and may even look ashamed or guilty when they have done something wrong. Such behavior is linked with a section of the mammalian brain that is not nearly so well developed in reptiles: the limbic system. For this reason, MacLean sees the limbic system as the core of our "second brain." If it does not function properly, he found in experiments with hamsters, the young lose interest in play and mothers stop their maternal behavior. The loss of limbic functions makes mammals behave more like reptiles." abc's of the human mind (reader's digest)

The primary function of the cerebellum is spatial relationship awareness, control of motion, and maintaining equilibrium and balance. The cerebellum processes inputs from the higher (or third brain), and from the lower reptilian brain to provide precise timing and required muscle contractions needed for "the smooth coordinated movements or our daily living --driving, typing ..."

spirit --- equilibrium and balance --- word

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