Feel Good Quick Exercise: Tickle Your Amygdala

What is an Amygdala?

Tickle your amygdala sounds kind of raunchy, but trust me it isn’t.  I didn’t even know what an amygdala was until I met Neil Slade!

There are things you just don’t know until you do some research and then you know.

The amygdala is an almond-shaped section of nervous tissue located in the temporal (side) lobe of the brain. There are two amygdalae per person normally, with one amygdala on each side of the brain. They are thought to be a part of the limbic system within the brain, which is responsible for emotions, survival instincts, and memory. However, this inclusion has been debated heavily, with evidence that the amygdalae function independently of the limbic system.

The amygdala is a structure in the brain that controls emotions, such as fear, sadness, and aggression, and prepares a response to danger. Learn the definition of the amygdala, its functions and role in humans, and the effects of damage to the amygdala. ~

The amygdala is responsible for the perception of emotions such as anger, fear, and sadness, as well as the controlling of aggression. The amygdala helps to store memories of events and emotions so that an individual may be able to recognize similar events in the future. For example, if you have ever suffered a dog bite, then the amygdalae may help in processing that event and, therefore, increase your fear or alertness around dogs. The size of the amygdala is positively correlated with increased aggression and physical behavior. ~ From Study.com

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By Gordon Johnson


Who is Neil Slade?

He is the  author of “The Frontal Lobes Supercharge” and “Have Fun”. These books are easy to use do-it-yourself manuals for turning on untapped areas of each and every persons’ brain- “the other 90%”.

The Frontal Lobes Handbook” outlines the basic principles of how the human brain works, and guides readers how to not only sharpen their everyday working mind, but how to access higher modes of advanced Frontal Lobes circuits which turn on such “hidden” functions as pre-cognition, clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, and telekinesis, as well as allow the ability to communicate with non-ordinary physical and non-physical intelligences and entities.

Neil’s revolutionary lessons let any person access pre-existing circuits for creativity, intelligence, and pleasure with methods and exercises proven under scientific investigation, as well as real world daily applications. “Have Fun” is a unique set of 35 “anti-rules” which reject common mis-perceptions and neutralizes common obstacles of doing and learning.

When The Indigo Room was a baby podcast, I ran across Neil’s website while I was researching guests for the show. His website is neilslade.com 

What I learned from Neil?

I learned in simple layman’s terms when the amygdala is clicked close we are in fright or flight mode. If you were to go put your face real close to a garbage can, most likely you would flinch and back off. You can be sure at that time your amygdala is clicked closed.

When you are feeling good you can rest assured your amygdala is clicked open. Neil showed us how to click it open.

What is tickling your amygdala?

It is a feel good quick and feel good exercise you can do anytime or anywhere. It really does work and helps you feel good almost immediately. It only takes one minute to do. Try it for yourself. It is a feel good 1 minute brain hack.

Neil instructed us all, each time, he was guest on the show  how to tickle our amygdala. I had slacked off from tickling my own amygdala but recently I am at it again. We do it at the beginning of every Indigo Room episode.

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Stay tuned. We are reaching out to Neil again to have him back on The Indigo Room very soon!