The Amygdala hijack:
In the diagram below we see how our brain responds to a perceived threat as the amygdala is “triggered” sending a message to our nervous system igniting the fight or flight response which often clouds rational thinking or at least the ability to think more clearly.
Image source: http://www.annebaring.com/anbar08_seminar8.htm
Amygdala hijacking explained:
If the above video does not play I recommend going to youtube and searching “amygdala hijack.”
Mormons have been conditioned to interpret an amygdala-hijacking as “evil” and a “sign” to avoid “certain information.” Thus Mormon leaders have used a natural defense mechanism in the brain to …