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Emotion and the brain - Intro to Psychology

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    Thanks Greg. Our emotion involves changes in the brain as well as the body.
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    There are particular brain regions that are involved in the experience and
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    expression of emotion. More than any other brain structure, the amygdala is
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    active in controlling emotional experience, especially fear. It's been shown
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    that people who have damage to the amygdala, don't actually show fear.
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    Relatedly, psychopaths, people who are cold and remorseless individuals, who
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    deceive and lie their way through life, often have an abnormally small
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    malfunctioning amygdala. In addition, some violent criminals have been show to
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    have tumors on their amygdala. The Amygdala is also involved in recognizing
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    fear in other people, based on their facial expressions, but not other
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    emotions. In addition, it's important to note, the left prefrontal cortex is
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    most active when experiencing positive emotions, such as joy or happiness.
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    However on the other hand, the right prefrontal cortex is most active when we
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    experience negative emotions, such as fear or sadness. And when we experience
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    pleasure, the hypothalamus is active.
Title:
Emotion and the brain - Intro to Psychology
Video Language:
English
Team:
Udacity
Project:
PS001: Intro to Psychology
Duration:
01:08

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