Harmonization of emotions and thinking The connections between the amygdala (and associated limbic structures) and the neocortex are the center of battles or the basis of agreements on cooperation between the head and the heart, that is, between thought and feeling. This arrangement explains why emotions are so detrimental to productive thinking both in terms of sound decision-making, or just the ability to think clearly. Take, for example, the ability of emotions tearing himself thinking process. Neuroscientists have come up with a special term "memory" to refer to the capacity (volume) of attention, which allows to keep the data necessary to complete the task or solve a pressing problem, whether it is the ideal architectural features of the house, who is looking for someone traveling about in different avenues of the city, or elements of the problem on logical thinking at the exam. The prefrontal cortex is a brain region responsible for memory. However, the presence of chains extending from the limbic system to the prefrontal lobes, means that the signals of strong emotions - anxiety, anger, etc. - Can create neural noise, depriving prefrontal share of opportunities to support memory. That's why we lost composure, saying that "just can not concentrate," and for this reason a constant emotional discomfort usually leads to a weakening of mental abilities in children, reducing their ability to learn.