deactivate: the portion of the prefrontal cortex responsible for self-criticism, and the amygdala, the brain’s fear center.”

Psychologists have studied what happens in the brain when the subject is in a state of flow. Daniel Levitin reports: “During flow, two key regions of the brain deactivate: the portion of the prefrontal cortex responsible for self-criticism, and the amygdala, the brain’s fear center.”

Silence the inner critic when drafting.

Janzer, Anne. The Writer’s Process: Getting Your Brain in Gear (p. 35, 37). Cuesta Park Consulting. Kindle Edition.

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