Mesolimbic pathway

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  • The Effects Of Cocaine Addiction

    2013, Keller et al. 1996). Repeated cocaine use often leads to dependence because the extraneous dopamine effects the mesolimbic reward pathway in the brain. In particular, the increased dopamine levels effect the nucleus accumbens region of the brain and produces the feeling of pleasure and satisfaction (Frank et al. 2011). The limbic system also contains the hippocampus and the…

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  • The Restorative Theory: The Importance Of Sleep Deprivation

    As mammals, one of our many natural instincts is sleep. The importance of slumber is comparable to the life-sustaining function of eating. In fact, a human being can die from sleep deprivation in a shorter time than starvation. The longest recorded period of sleep deprivation is 264 hours (eleven days) set by 17 year-old Randy Gardener in 1965 and in 2012, when a Chinese man named Jiang Xiaoshan died after eleven days of unrest (Gillian, Chan). Additionally, Scientific American reports that in…

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  • Biological Factors Of Alcoholism

    Association, 494). This means that over half of Joe’s disorder could be genetically determined. Neuroanatomy and neurochemistry are other biological factors to be considered. Alcohol influences reward pathways in the brain and affects several different types of neurotransmitters. The mesolimbic dopamine pathway, whereby dopamine levels increase by the body’s response to natural rewards (i.e., sex and hunger), is influenced by the effects of alcohol. GABA interneurons play a role within this…

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  • Ethnography: The Effect Of Pornography On Society

    et al., 2010). Drugs of abuse and consumption of pornography trigger the reward pathway in our brain to release high levels of dopamine (Nestler, 2005). Dopamine is a chemical that is released into the brain that gives us the feeling of pleasure. This gives us all of the pleasure that we normally get from accomplishing something without having to do the work for it. “Repeated activation of mesolimbic dopamine system results in persistent…

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  • Military Soldiers: The Impact Of Meth

    body leaving them searching for that first high. In addition, after a period of time the brains receptors become blocked from the large amounts of dopamine produced by the meth. Throughout that time the brains reward system which is called the mesolimbic pathway is affected. Lee states, “this is one of the areas of the brain that is most powerfully associated with pleasure… also highly associated with addiction”…

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  • Aripiprazole Research Paper

    phase, as they are for example: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior and negative symptoms called. There are two types of drugs, typical and atypical, both tend to block the ladopaminic receptor pathway in the brain. Some side effects include weight gain, agranulocytosis, dyskinesia and tardive akathisia. The aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotics. Atypical antipsychotics are a heterogeneous group of unrelated, except for the fact that…

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