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our idea of what an instinct or reflex is is not quite right reflexes are context sensitive

Refers to the common misunderstanding that the base of our brain basically is equivalent to the brain of a lizard, and it's base emotional nature commandeers a lot of our doings here on earth.

source:: [[lex fridman podcast - 129 - lisa feldman barrett – counterintuitive ideas about how the brain works]] topic:: [[neuroscience]] said by:: [[Lisa Feldman Barrett]]

there is no lizard brain