Psychiatrist explains how Trump activates his supporters’ ‘reptilian and primitive emotional’ brains

“The prophet Trump teaches by provocation and contraries,” he writes. “His words, facial expressions and conduct reflect and amplify the least evolved parts of our biology and behavior: the remorseless struggle for survival that is the highest achievement of the reptilian part of our brain and the fears, rages and insecurities that flourish in primitive parts of our limbic system, our emotional brain.”

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