It’s a myth that people care one way or the other: either they’re logical and rational, or they’re emotional. The truth is that most of us have different ways of processing information and our brains react to certain stimuli in different ways depending on our moods. This article will look at what it means to be emotionally attached to something, why this happens, and how we can use emotions to make decisions with more confidence.
What does it mean to be emotionally attached? Being emotionally attached means that you respond in a certain way based on your mood. For example, if someone walks up and says hello while you’re feeling happy or relaxed, then the person may feel like they know them from somewhere. This is because being in this particular state of mind makes us pay more attention to details that are relevant at the time. If we were stressed out instead of content, our brain would likely jump past these connections as unimportant for survival purposes.
Why do people get emotional over something? Memory is stored through emotions: every time we experience an event or think about a memory associated with those events, all five senses kick into gear and create memories not just through thought, but through our senses.
The brain is the source of creativity: when we are in a highly emotional state, all parts of our brain work together to come up with creative ideas and solutions. When one area is blocked or damaged, other areas take on the task more easily so that we can still function at an optimum level.
How does information relate to emotions? Emotions have been shown to either facilitate or impede learning depending on the emotion itself and how it’s applied during instruction time. We know that repetition helps us learn things better than just once; therefore such intense feelings as fear or anger should be used sparingly in order for students not to become overwhelmed with new knowledge which they cannot store properly because their brains aren’t functioning properly. On the other hand, positive emotions such as happiness or joy can actually help us to store more information in our memory bank and increase retention rates.
We also know that a person cannot be happy all of the time–so it’s important for teachers to teach techniques that will allow students to regulate their own levels of emotion during difficult times so they don’t have an emotional breakdown right there in class!
Specifically, this essay discusses how when one part of my brain is damaged (my left frontal lobe) I am unable to read words on paper but if someone reads me an article aloud, I do not experience any difficulties understanding what is being said because another area (the visual cortex) takes over when needed.
With these tools I am now able to read and comprehend text that is written in front of me–and if there are any words that I do not know, such as a word from another language or an acronym for something technical, I can ask someone nearby who knows the answer.
So while my left frontal lobe injury caused some difficulties with reading comprehension at first, it has also taught me how to be less dependent on other people because I have had to rely on techniques like this one (using the visual cortex) more often than before.
This experience has given me an understanding of what it’s like when information comes too fast through our senses and we’re overwhelmed with input: everything becomes fuzzy around us, sounds fade away into nothingness…all we can see are the words.
My concussion changed me, but not in a terrible way–I’ve gained an understanding of how information processing works and it has made my current profession as a writer even more interesting to me than before.
The same is true for you: after reading this article about traumatic brain injury (TBI), if there’s anything that I didn’t cover or any questions you have, feel free to ask! There will be someone nearby who knows the answer.
That night when I was told what happened–when I learned that maybe my name would never say “Elizabeth” again–it seemed like everything fell apart around me…but at least now I know why people seem so fragile because it’s always this way.
It is the nature of information processing that makes us so vulnerable when we suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI).