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    The human brain, just like all the other parts of our body is unique. It gives us the power to speak, think and to solve problems. It works by using the electrical and chemical process to take in, organize, interpret, store and use information. The nervous system is divided into central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord and they are the decision makers of the body. Sensory information gathering and action transmission occurs…

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    In response to stress, the sympathetic nervous system rapidly releases epinephrine and norepinephrine. Through second messengers in the basolateral amygdala, the noradrenergic/norepinephrine (NE) system is a largely implicated in memory consolidation during stress. 103 Epinephrine and norepinephrine are influential in the consolidation and retention of memories during emotional events.59 Noradrenergic…

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    The question of whether or not psychology is a science is a query which tends to come up in academic circles, usually deteriorating into arguments surrounding the validity of the discipline. Psychology, being the most popular undergraduate major in the United States, is an appealing field of study for many youths considering a career that will not only allow them to flourish monetarily but also helps them to develop the skills they use in social interactions everyday. As a result of its…

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    “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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    1. Connect the concepts presented in the video to course concepts. After watching the video episode of The Secret Life of the Brain, the course concept that comes to mind are the Frontal lobe (Prefrontal cortex) of the brain and the amygdala. First, when watching the video episode, the episode discussed how the frontal lobe entitles how the brain helps humans to engage with each other and our environment. However, the frontal lobe becomes a contributing factor of how the psychological disorder…

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    There are four different areas that control our brains and the way we think about brains. The four regions are the Amygdala Prefrontal cortex (PFC), Anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and the Hippocampus. The impulses and signals sent throughout the…

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    In 1959, research psychiatrist Donald F. Klein was studying imipramine, a new drug synthesized by a minor alteration in the chemical structure of the “major tranquilizer” chlorpromazine. Researchers hoped that imipramine, like chlorpromazine, would help people with schizophrenia, whose psychotic symptoms were at that time believed to result from excessive anxiety. Unfortunately, imipramine did not stop delusions or hallucinations, but it did alleviate depressive symptoms in schizophrenic…

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    Sleep deprivation is a serious issue in America. According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 45% of Americans report daily difficulties as a result of their sleep deprivation, and about 30% reported sleeping six or fewer hours a day. Though, sleep deprivation is a big concern in the United States due to its cognitive and learning impairments, the effects of sleep deprivation in mood and emotions is not. That said, in this paper, we will discuss how sleep deprivation can affect emotional…

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    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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    children and those brain scans concluded that “poverty also appears to alter the physical makeup of a child's brain; those children exposed to poverty at an early age had smaller volumes of white and cortical gray matter, as well as hippocampal and amygdala volumes.” (Bidwell 1). Gray matter processes information and the hippocampus stores long-term memory, while white matter connects the gray…

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