Monday, July 12, 2010

Brain Video 3

The Emotional Brain is discussed in this video.

"...emotions are a family of subjective experiences, states of readiness, that we all experience...," says Eric Kandel.

"...[Positive emotion is] disturbed in schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease...," he says further. Here Kandel does call schizophrenia a disease. He then discusses addiction and addictive drugs.

brain series, charlie rose, episode 7

"Now, emotion, of course, needs to be regulated...," says Daniel Salzman. That is done in the prefrontal cortex (the part of the brain said to be affected by schizophrenia).

"Cognition has been traditionally located in the prefrontal cortex," Nora Volkow states.

Dopamine is said to be too present in schizophrenia, though this has not been proven. Wolfram Schultz defines dopamine as "...a chemical that serves as a neurotransmitter..."

Nicotine replacement is also slightly discussed in the discussion of addiction, as well as the effect of nicotine on the brain.

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