Energy efficiency is like a budget
A note for The Half-Lesson, "Your Brain Is Not for Thinking," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 5 is:
You can think about energy efficiency like a budget.
I introduced the idea of a "budget" for your body in my previous book, How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain. The scientific term for body-budgeting is allostasis.
The figure on this page shows the body-budgeting regions (dark gray) within the human brain's interoceptive system.
- Barrett, Lisa Feldman. 2017. How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, chapter 4. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Kleckner, Ian R., Jiahe Zhang, Alexandra Touroutoglou, Lorena Chanes, Chengie Xia, W. Kyle Simmons, Karen S. Quigley, Brad C. Dickerson, and Lisa Feldman Barrett. 2017. "Evidence For a Large-Scale Brain System Supporting Allostasis and Interoception in Humans." Nature Human Behavior 1 (5): 1–14.