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Our aggression, feelings of insecurity, resentment and other personality traits are tied to ____________________ thoughts.
subconscious
Our mind is the result of the sum of the _____________ and ________________
conscious, subconscious
When a person becomes excited, dopamine and norepinephrine are released into the synaptic clefts, and ______________ is secreted into the same area to counter the actions of the 2 neurotransmitters.
serotonin
If a person’s brain produces _____________ amounts serotonin, the neuronal excitation cannot be controlled.
small
Prozac or fluoxetine works by blocking the _________________.
serotonin reuptake transporters
Patients who suffer clinical depression have a shortage of _____________ in their synaptic clefts.
serotonin
If you block the uptake of serotonin, the concentration of serotonin in the synapse will ____________.
increase
The illegal drug ___________ was made famous in the 1960’s and it causes hallucinations by mimicking the action of serotonin.
LSD
Psilocin, the chemical found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, will enter the _____________ of the brain and bind to serotonin receptors.
thalamus
`The ________________ cortex contains a map of the entire body and after a person has undergone amputation of a limb, the region that represents that limb no longer receives any information.
somatosensory
In the case of David Garabedian, it was thought that the insecticide was responsible for his aggressive behavior. The insecticide blocks the enzyme acetylcholinesterase which leads to hyperactivation of the ______________ neurons.
hypothalamus
During an emotional event, the hypothalamus neurons will release _________________ which will in turn initiates the fight or flight response.
acetylcholine
Sandy, a troubled teen, attacked and stabbed a coworker. Her defense was that she contained too few _______________ receptors in the brain, thus she was unable to control her aggression.
progesterone
In the condition known as ________________, seizures of any type will repeatedly occur unprovoked.
epilepsy
_____________ lobe seizures can elicit religious or mystical experiences.
Temporal