Motivation and The Brain Paper

Abstract This paper examines the motivation behind eating healthy within a structure of biological and environmental variables, acting upon the mechanism of choice. The factors of intrinsic and extrinsic are covered as well as the various components of anorexia nervosa and obesity. Also, an analysis of the neurological structures involved in hunger and satiety is... Continue Reading →

Current Issues in Psychopharmacology

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects one out of every 200 people in the United States over the age of 50, with 10% of the overall diagnosed younger than 50 years of age, for a combined total U.S. prevalence of 66 to 258/100,000 (Wickens, 2005; Berger, Dodel, & Oertel, 2001). The clinical presentation of PD usually includes... Continue Reading →

How Do Neurophysiological Processes Affect Behavior?

DQ1: There are several neurophysiological processes in our bodies. Define what a neurophysiological process is. Select one of these processes and briefly describe its operation. How does this process affect behavior? Neurophysiological processes comprise the “…chemical and physical changes which take place in the nervous system” (Neurophysiology, 2009, p. 1). In our reserve readings for... Continue Reading →

Who is Phineas Gage?

Who is Phineas Gage? What impact did he have on the realm of biological psychology? I really don’t think that the materialist’s dream will ever be fully realized. Human cognition will never be explained in wholly physical terms. I say this in reference to Mr. Gage because this is a perfect example. You can lesion... Continue Reading →

The Physical Brain and the Incorporeal Mind

Where nature and nurture intersect to create human behavior is as evasive a locality as where the physical brain and metaphysical consciousness intersect to create human thought, if such an intersection exists at all. The discussion of just such an intersection has occupied much of philosophy past, psychology past, and present, and anticipates the biopsychology... Continue Reading →

How the Brain and Sex Hormones Work Together

Post your response to the following: Consider that you are having an informative discussion with your adolescent child about sex. Your goal is to explain to your child that sexual arousal is a normal sensation attributed to the brain, neuro-chemicals, and sex hormones all working together. Describe, in language that a teen would understand, how... Continue Reading →

The Brain: Structures and Divisions

I have always found it interesting how humans seem incapable of producing any mechanism outside of the blueprint of the human body. We, for instance, create computers that almost directly mirror the function and applicability of the human brain. Then we manufacture automobiles that utilize the same processes as our body, albeit with different ingredients,... Continue Reading →

Brain Studies Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The human race has come a long way in our understanding of the brain since the time of lobotomies and blood-letting.  We can now use computers to digitally capture a picture of the brain or we can experiment with animals in various ways to better understand our own brain functions. Furthermore, there... Continue Reading →

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