Limbic system tracks emotional relationship with the world and memory forming.

Emotions are necessary for reacting quickly in a complex world because danger requires fast assessment. Once it has arrived at an emotion, it can take some work to course correct to a more useful response, but it can be done. Over-arousal has many downsides.rR1

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)