Lec22 03_19_08 Mind - Lecture 22. The chemistry of the mind...

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Lecture 22. The chemistry of the mind Lecture 22. The chemistry of the mind March 19, 2008 March 19, 2008 See Chapters 15 in Cheung, Fundamental Concepts in Biology Outline Oxytocin and commitment Consciousness and Sigmund Freud Prozac and the treatment of psychological disorders Serotonin and hallucination Free-will and aggressive behavior Drugs that cause hallucinations
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The chemistry of commitment The chemistry of commitment Dopamine release of oxytocin Oxytocin found in all vertebrates Hormone Neurotransmitter Hormonal roles in humans Milk let-down Uterine contractions (synthetic oxytocin called Pitocin) Orgasm Neurotransmitter Sexual arousal Social interactions and bonding
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Oxytocin and Commitment Oxytocin and Commitment
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Oxytocin in voles Oxytocin in voles Prairie and montane vole Closely related Prairie vole Monogamous Care for young High levels of oxytocin receptors in brain Montane vole Polygamous Less parental care Few oxytocin receptors in brain
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course BSC 1005 taught by Professor Brist during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Lec22 03_19_08 Mind - Lecture 22. The chemistry of the mind...

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