Psych 236 Neurotransmitters

Psych 236 Neurotransmitters - REUPTAKE INHIBITOR ) MAKES...

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3 WAYS TO STUDY BRAIN - PERSONALITY LINK : STUDY BRAIN DAMAGE , STUDY BRAIN STIMULATION , OBSERVE THE BRAIN DIRECTLY THROUGH IMAGING TECHNIQUES = F MRI, EEG, PET. N EUROTRANSMITTERS D OPAMINE : P LAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE MECHANISMS THAT ALLOW THE BRAIN TO CONTROL BODY MOVEMENTS . I NVOLVED IN SYSTEMS THAT CAUSE ONE TO RESPOND TO REWARD AND TO APPROACH AN ATTRACTIVE OBJECT OR PERSON . I NVOLVED WITH PRODUCING N OREPINEPHRINE AND IS THE BEHAVIORAL ACTIVATION ( GO ) SYSTEM . I MPULSIVE . S EVERE LACK OF : P ARKINSON S . M AY ALSO BE RELATED TO BIPOLAR DISORDER E PINEPHRINE : ( NORADRENALINE ) RESPONSE TO STRESS ALSO KNOWN AS ADRENALINE RUSH .” W ORKS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE BODY . N OREPINEPHRINE : W ORKS PRIMARILY WITH THE BRAIN AND BRAINSTEM . F LIGHT OR FIGHT RESPONSE S EROTONIN : P LAYS ROLE IN INHIBITION OF BEHAVIORAL IMPULSES ESPECIALLY EMOTIONAL IMPULSES . S EROTONIN DEPLETION SYNDROME : L EADS TO IRRATIONAL ANGER , HYPERSENSITIVITY TO REJECTION , C HRONIC PESSIMISM , OBSESSIVE WORRYING , AND FEAR OF RISK TAKING . P ROZAC : #1 SSRI ( SELECTIVE SEROTONIN
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Unformatted text preview: REUPTAKE INHIBITOR ) MAKES NEGATIVE EMOTIONS LESS SEVERE WHILE LEAVING POSITIVE EMOTIONS UNAFFECTED . C ENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS: BRAIN , SPINAL CORD ): S EVERAL NEUROTRANSMITTERS WORK ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN THE CNS , INCLUDING : N OREPINEPHRINE , DOPAMINE , SEROTONIN P ERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (PNS: EXTENDS THROUGHOUT THE BODY ): S EVERAL NEUROTRANSMITTERS WORK ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN THE PNS , SUCH AS : E PINEPHRINE O XYTOCIN : NEUROTRANSMITTER IN WOMEN , INVOLVED WITH : ORGASM , SOCIAL RECOGNITION , PAIR BONDING , ANXIETY , TRUST , LOVE , AND MATERNAL BEHAVIORS . T RIUNE B RAIN : 1 PART RESEMBLES REPTILE ( INSTINCTS ), 1 PART RESEMBLES MAMMAL ( EMOTIONS AND INSTINCTS ), 1 PART STRICTLY HUMAN (H IGHER ORDER THINKING )...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course PSY 236 taught by Professor Settles during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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