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Sensory Bins

In Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson's book, The Whole Brain Child, they simplify the human brain into two basic parts: the upstairs brain and the downstairs brain. The downstairs brain is the primitive part of our brains. It is the part of our brain that controls the senses, and it is the part of our brain that controls our fight or flight instincts. Often, it is the irrational part of our brain that gets activated when we are hungry, angry, tired, or lonely. And it is the