Amygdala

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  • Neurotransmitter In The Reward System

    The term addiction originates from the Latin words for both “bound to” and “enslaved by”; a fitting ideology for those experiencing the symptoms of addiction personally or through a loved one. A number of things, ranging from food, sex, gambling, alcohol, and drugs, can give rise to addiction. Addiction is often times categorized by the excessive and repeated use of something. But addictive substances that give rise to addiction are characterized by two principles: reinforcing stimuli and…

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  • Dangers Of Phobias

    Are you scared of heights or tight, enclosed spaces? Of the wriggly legs of a spider? You might be frightened of these things, but people with phobias are actually impaired physically or psychologically by them. They experience extreme panic attacks, heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, or even fainting! These are not the symptoms of a normal fright, but rather of a phobic, a person who has a phobia. Phobics avoid the object of their fear at all costs, to the point where it is unreasonably…

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  • Conduct Disorder Psychology

    shown reduced bilateral anterior insula and right striatal grey matter volumes when compared to healthy controls. By comparing the analyses between female and male conduct disordered youth we are able to see the main effect of diagnosis on right amygdala volume. This study also allowed us to observe differences between the sexes, which included the bilateral anterior insula interaction of this diagnosis. Researchers were able to conclude that the structural abnormalities found in females,…

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  • The Cerebrum

    The limbic system is divided into four sections, the hippocampus, the amygdala, the hypothalamus, and the thalamus. The hippocampus is in charge of turning your short-termed memories into long termed memories. As MDhealth.com informs us, “The hippocampus also helps people analyze and remember spatial relationships, allowing…

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  • Flashbulb Memory Theory

    This is because the amygdala is the region of the brain most strongly involved in emotional memory. The amygdala calculates how emotionally important an event is. It is also thought to be responsible for the effect of emotion on perception ,alerting us to notice emotionally significant events even when we are not paying…

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  • Clive Wearing Case Study

    In Clive’s case, the virus damaged his brain. It damaged the hippocampus, which play a major role in the handling of long-term memory formation. Additionally he sustained marginal damage to the temporal and frontal lobes. The former houses the amygdala, a component implicated in the control of emotions and associated memories. Clive developed a profound case of total amnesia as a result of his illness. Because the part of the brain required to transfer memories from the working to the long…

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  • The Importance Of Social Intelligence

    high road thinking is a slow and deep- level thinking by using the new brain as known as the cerebral cortex to think of the logic, sequential, non-emotional, conscious and verbal communication. However, low road thinking is using the old brain (amygdala) as known as a limbic system to process emotions, holistic, non-verbal communication,…

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  • Neurophysiological Function

    Sex and The Brain: Neurophysiological Structures and Functions Much research has been conducted on the topic of sex in recent years due to the lack of research and explanation given to it. Schools, religions, and parental figures have all done much to prevent youth to experience these types of physical activities. Lectures about abstinence have hidden the reality of sex by telling people about STD’s and sinful natures, which is necessary in their own respect but not a worthy conclusion to the…

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  • The Optimism Bias Sharot Analysis

    The hippocampus directly stores memories we have and make, the amygdala processes emotional stimuli to various outside scenarios, and the ACC regulates amygdala activity (Sharot 33, 37, 89, 103). All of these are said to affect how accurate and detailed our memories are. For example, on 9/11 people that were physically closer to the World Trade Center during the destruction had higher activity in their amygdala when recounting the events of that day (Sharot 166). By observing the hippocampi…

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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder During The Vietnam War

    Posttraumatic stress disorder is defined on WebMD as, “a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened (Posttraumatic).” What this definition does not inform you about is the thousands of lives that are affected by PTSD and the countless men and women who have taken their life. The war in Vietnam, the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict, and the advancements in modern combat have and…

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