Affective neuroscience

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  • What Is A Cognitive Or Affective Neuroscience?

    The graduate program, Cognitive and Affective Nueroscience, at Rice University encompasses interest on the topic of emotional regulation and its impact on mental health. On the faculty page of the Psychology department, I noticed that Dr. Bryan Denny was researching said topic and I am interested in working with him. My interest also spans to a curiosity about the impact that cultural upbringing has on emotional regulation skills. I believe that I have the qualities required for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience because I have been able to learn about emotion regulation and development throughout my courses in the education department and child and family studies department. I have also observed emotion regulation and development through working as a Teaching Associate, Teacher’s Assistant in a summer camp, and Library Assistant in the Learning Resource Center. It is my curiosity and empathy that make has led me to search for a career in psychology. My ultimate goal is to use the knowledge I gain from research…

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  • The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time By Christopher Boonn Essay

    “Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem”- William of Ockham. Occam’s razor; A principle in latin which translates to “No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary” (90). In the novel ‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time’ by Mark Haddon, the main character named Christopher Boone is a high functioning mathematical savant. It is stated in the back of the book that he “has no understanding of human emotions.” This is false. Christopher has the…

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  • Symbolism In Louise Erdrich's The Red Convertible

    Although fighting for a belief is a noble act, people are never the same upon returning. Louise Erdrich makes this imperceptible idea into a concept that all readers perceive after reading the story. In “The Red Convertible,” Louise Erdrich uses symbolism of the red convertible to show how war can negatively affect one’s personality. The red convertible symbolizes Henry’s emotional state throughout the story. Before the war, Henry is a free man whose emotions are expressed outwardly, but upon…

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  • The Importance Of Communication In Young Adults

    Self-evaluation levels of children who wet the bed aged six to fifteen, were compared to those of their peers and to those of their parents. Results showed that enuresis children compared themselves no differently to their peers, but parents of children who wet the bed reported psychosocial difficulties in their children, suggesting that more communication between children and parents is needed with an importance in discussions that promote encouragement and positive reinforcement of…

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  • Informative Essay On Neuroscience

    I’ve never been able to explain my major in neuroscience without the someone asking me, “Oh, so you’re going to study diseases and disorders, like Autism and Alzheimer’s?” I’ve now realized that it isn’t their fault at all. I mean, that’s all we people in the neuroscience field ever really talk about anyway. It’s basically like telling a construction worker, “Oh, so you’re going to destroy buildings and use explosives?” The study of neuroscience isn’t merely focused on the disorders and…

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  • The Importance Of Memory And Personal Identity

    Memory and personal identity are an integral part of our lives. These characteristics and traits assist us in the way we make decisions and approach situations. Memory in relation to personal identity is a topic that has been studied by several Philosophers. The question of whether or not memory presupposes identity is a circular one, and therefore makes this question important. To study this, I looked at Parfits theory of Psychological continuity, and how it was seen as problematic due to its…

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  • Geniie Secret Of The Wild Child Analysis

    The documentary of Genie: Secret of the Wild Child described the inhumane living conditions that Genie experienced for her first 13 years of life. She had been severely neglected by her parents, specially her dad who obligated the mom and the rest of the family to ignore Genie for several years. Consequently, she lived in a room with the windows closed; she was incarcerated and strapped to a potty chair. Furthermore, she was not given any nutritious food for her to acquire the proper nutrients…

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  • Technology Argument Essay

    When it comes to the argument of whether technology overall benefits this generation or inhibits it, Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie as well as Jennifer Gabriel have created articles that present efficient information on the two standpoints. Anderson, staff member at Elon University, and Rainie, member of the Pew Research Center, examine whether today’s younger generation has been altered from constant technology use in their article entitled “The Future of the Internet,” published in 2012.…

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  • Mindfulness Training

    Mindfulness training (MT) is now a heavily researched practice that is seeing a resurgence in western culture. Mindfulness can broadly be defined as a practice in which a person uses techniques to help train the mind to reduce stress and increase awareness. Researchers Farb, Anderson, Bean, McKeon, Mayberg, and Segal are the first to look at a reduction in the expression of sadness through MT by looking at fMRI images of the brain to locate specific regions that have been associated with sadness…

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  • Essay On Memory And Memory

    Memory is the glue that holds one’s life in place. Memory assists in everyday life by providing essential information. Without memory, one would have a very difficult time understanding and interacting in the world. Memories are the basis of many tasks, as they allow individuals to repeat a certain motion, or remember how to do something. Emotions affect how one sees the world, as they can sometimes cause someone to only see one aspect of a situation, causing perception to differ between…

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