Two emotional networks in our brains greatly affect how we see and process the world. Forget recycled right brain/left brain. fMRI studies show the positive emotional attractor (PEA) and the negative emotional attractor (NEA) drive whether we are creating, learning, and loving, or serious, task-oriented, and driven (as well as stressed). Use the two states depending on what you need to get done, and how much of each are required to be successful learning and creating. Know which triggers move you back and forth between the two networks.