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The Limbic System

Diagram of brain, with limbic system labelled
The golf ball represents the limbic system, which is involved in basic emotions and feelings that, in part, make up your personality. When something scares you, it is this part of the brain that makes you want to run away or stay and stand up to whatever frightened you, e.g. commonly referred to as the "fight or flight response". The limbic system is also associated with your ability to remember.

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