Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

Episode 21 - The Neurobiology of the Enneagram

Meet Saleh Vallander, author of The Neurobiology of the Enneagram. Saleh is a 29 year old medical doctor from Stockholm, Sweeden who has intensely studied affective neuroscience and the work of one of my favorites, Jaak Panksepp. Saleh is a SX 531 with INTP cognitive preferences.

Learn how the body center maps onto the rage circuit in the brain, the heart center maps onto the grief circuit, and the head center maps onto the fear circuit.

Learn the relationship of the three instinctual drives to the seeking, care, play, and sexuality circuits.

Kara discusses the relationship between the instinctual drives and the emotional circuits, and how these lead to thoughts which then generate feelings.

Kara explains and discusses personal truth, relative truth and holy truth.

Learn how the opioid addiction epidemic is related to the care and grief circuits.

Learn what we know about the evolution of the instinctual drives.

How do marijuana and alcohol interact with the emotional circuits.

Buy Saleh's book here

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