Tag Archives: Amygdala

Depression in Older People

Chronic depression and dementia are often seen together in older people. Why do these happen? What are the mechanisms? Studies have found that chronic stress may lead to the alterations in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, as well as serotonergic and … Continue reading

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Emotions, Stress, and Coping: A Summary of Theories and Concepts

Emotions, Stress, and Coping: A Summary of Theories and Concepts   Categories/Concepts/Structures Theories Features Features/Contents The autonomic system Cannon-Bard theory 2 messages from the brain area processing sensory information To the autonomic system   To the limbic system James-Lange theory … Continue reading

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Structures and Functions of the Brain

Brain Structures and Functions     Main Structures Locations Substructures Subdivisions/Features Functions Brain stem The lowest area of the brain, on the top of the spinal cord; life support structures with neurons for sensory/motor integration Medulla (medulla oblongata) Hindbrain Regulates … Continue reading

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