Benefits of Deactivating Our Prefrontal Cortex


What is the prefrontal cortex and what’s it purpose? And more importantly why do we want to turn it off? Well in layman’s terms it’s basically a part of our brain associated with critical thought and we don’t want it off all the time. However there are times when deactivating this region of our brain proves to be very beneficial. For instance, doing anything creative will be enhanced by turning this part of our brain off.

This prefrontal cortex has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. The basic activity of this brain region is considered to be orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals. The most typical psychological term for functions carried out by the prefrontal cortex area is executive function. Executive function relates to abilities to differentiate among conflicting thoughts, determine good and bad, better and best…

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