Amygdala

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  • Gothic Elements In The Castle Of Otranto

    threatening and dangerous situations. humans initially learned to have three sources of fear: germs and diseases, physical threats, and sources of poison (Minnesota M.U). The Amygdala is a gland in the brain that helps detect and create the human fear response. When a threatening stimulus is encountered the Amygdala sends messages that put a person in a state of vigilance and attentiveness. This reaction prepares someone to defend them self. Scientists often refer to this as “fight or…

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  • Teenagers Vs Go Away Essay

    “Go Away,” a teenage boy screams after getting in an argument with his parents. The teenage brain is constantly changing, resulting in the teenager to make rash decisions that adults don’t understand. Many adults and teenagers don’t realize how different their brains are and perceiving the differences may help improve the bond between parents and the teenager. The reliance on the back of the brain rather then the front, brain’s plasticity and the desire for the unknown are key components that…

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  • The Nervous System: The Brain, The Endocrine System

    limited to sex, emotion reactions (anger, fear,sadness,etc). The amygdala also triggers aversive cues such as sweaty palms in response to high tension situations. The amygdala helps to process memories in a way that is beneficial to survival. For example in one was bitten by a dog, the amygdala would process that event as distressing, resulting in an increased alertness around dogs in the future. Due to its highly emotional nature, the amygdala is positively correlated with increased aggression…

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  • Cognitive Neuroscience Study

    Cognitive psychology is the study of human mental processes that occur within the mind. It looks at such internal processes such as, memory, perception and attention. It came about in the 1950’s as a result of the behaviourist approach being flawed; internal mental processes cannot be observed. Therefore, from this an alternative method of looking at the physiological side of the brain had to emerge. Cognitive neuroscience was then born to identify the neural mechanisms, which are responsible…

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  • ASPD: A Case Study

    of the brain affected by ASPD is the amygdala (Hancock, 2014, p. 149). The amygdala is located just between the ear and the eye on both sides of the head. This is the part of the brain that processes fear, as well as what causes a person to decide their aggression level. All senses that a person has communicate with the amygdala, so a lot of emotional processes interact with it, and it also decides what motivates a person to act in certain ways. The amygdala in someone who has been diagnosed…

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  • Emotional Responsiveness: A Temporal Study

    Introduction There are few things that are universally shared between all members of the human species – one of the most prominent being our emotions and feelings. Studies have focused on this broad topic of emotion from an evolutionary perspective – suggesting that certain primal instincts such as fear or disgust are innate. Our bodily response to them functions as a way to increase or decrease our responsiveness to the stimuli. For example, fear is associated with widened eyes and flared…

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  • What Are The Disadvantages Of The Pop Science Article

    The popular science article “You May Be Able to Train Your Brain to Be Fearless” published by The Huffington Post discusses the study “Limbic Activity Modulation Guided by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Inspired Electroencephalography Improves Implicit Emotion Regulation” conducted by Dr. Talma Hendler. I find that the pop science article doesn’t portray the information correctly. It fails to include terminology and key results; specifically, the downsides of the study. The article’s sole…

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  • Reflection Paper English 101

    temperature. Before I could go eat, I had to take my entrance exam to be a student in the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. Moments before I took the exam, I started to feel a little anxious. Anxiety is controlled by the Amygdala, the amygdala is responsible for major emotions, in particular fear. After eating, I went back to my room to finish my University 101 homework, the part of the brain that gave me ability to remember the information needed to do my homework was the…

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  • National Public Radio Language Analysis

    National Public Radio did a segment on the emotion of fear. This segment was separated into two sections: how the modern world causes us to having necessary fear and the story of the women who experiences no fear. This radio piece started off with a researcher named Roger Hart. Hart was a psychologist in the 1970s that studied children’s behavior in natural settings. He set to figure out what children do when they are alone. He began by moving to a small town in Vermont to track children’s…

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  • Adult Brain And Teenage Differences

    Differences Between the Teenage and Adult Brain Contrary to common belief, the teen brain and adult brain are incredibly different. Differences between the two brains include the development or the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and the striatum. Furthermore, the brain develops from back to front, so the prefrontal cortex is left undeveloped in the teen years. It is extremely important to understand these differences to know why teens behave the way they behave. The prefrontal cortex does not…

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