Affective neuroscience

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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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  • Anxiety And Anxiety

    This study was investigating the diffrences in reactions to angry and neutral stimulus at 100ms, 500ms and 900ms and also if responses were faster if the probe appeared in the emotional or neutral location. It was predicted that high anxious participants would be quicker to attend to angry faces because they are threatening and so we would observe a main effect of anxiety. If anxiety is related only to certain stages of attention then we expect anxiety and presentation time to interact with high…

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  • Early Childhood Trauma Case Study

    Introduction Influences of trauma can affect the child’s development by imposing on neural cognitive function, attachment, emotional, spiritual development and the list can go on. The first thing that must be understood is what is trauma and what does it look like to a child? Trauma is an event that occurs abruptly and harmful. According to American Psychological Association (2015), “Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster.” Looking at a…

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  • Stroke Of Insight Summary

    In viewing the Stroke of Insight video I found the introduction of Dr. Bolte Taylor’s speech to be interesting, yet not attention grabbing initially. However, her ability to incorporable the different visual aids, such as the real life human brain and her brain scan, these tools she used helped to spark my interest, and further hold my attention to her topic of brain disorders that were effecting both her and her brother. After watching the video a few times and evaluating the different…

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  • Differences Between Orthodox Medicine And Complementary Therapies

    Introduction This report is going to study the differences between orthodox medicine and complementary therapies for the treatments of conditions that affect different systems of the body. Next, the attitudes of the population towards complementary therapies will be analysed, as well as their psychological effects and contra-indications. The sources of information that claim the benefits of complementary therapies will be evaluated to know their reliability. Finally, it is going to be evaluated…

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  • Building New Pathways Of The Brain

    if a certain part was completely damaged, nothing could be done about it. This led to a belief that treatment for many brain conditions was impractical and unjustified, or that even changing our character was unfeasible. But new discoveries in neuroscience have shown that the brain is actually extremely malleable. In fact, it is always changing with everything we think and experience. We no longer have to succumb to the belief that degeneration of faculties such as memory and mobility are due to…

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