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Somato Sensory Overload

Symptoms of sensory defensiveness can be to high pitched noises, chewing sounds, lights, sudden touch, intolerance to fabrics, smells, difficulty with eye contact, intolerance to foods, tastes, texture or temperature and difficulty when exposed to a lot of sensory stimuli at once. This sensory stimuli provokes a fight or flight response. Those diagnosed with ADHD […]

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Anterior Cingulate Gyrus and Goal Directed Behavior

The anterior cingulate gyrus seems to decide which behavior is appropriate and what we should be paying attention to by monitoring conflict, pain, problems, errors, etc. Neural pathways have been identified for reintepretation of frontal lobe lesions with visceral & endocrine involvement in the hippocampus, amygdala, caudate nucleus. parietal lobe and temporal regions of the […]

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Relationship of Amygdala to Fear and Pain

Amygdala is the name of a collection of nuclei found in the anterior portion of the temporal lobe. It receives projections from the frontal cortex, association cortex, temporal lobe, olfactory system and other parts of the limbic system. It sends afferants to frontal, prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex, hypothalamus, hippocampus and brainstem nuclei. The amygdala when […]

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Goals and Reticular Activating System

The mind learns to ignore meaningless signals while focusing on others. The Reticular Activating System consists of brain parts that are responsible for survival instincts. The brainstem is the axis of nervous system where signals of viscera, internal milieu, vestibular organs and musculoskeletal frame work together within a collection of nuclei. It is important in […]

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Motivation

The thalomocortical system has outgoing signals in the thalamus and all areas of the cortex. Coordinating the activity of the thalamus, cingulate gyrus, prefrontal cortex and brainstem regulate consciousness through our executive attention. Positive feedback signals through iterative algorhythms is carried out in the thalamocortical loop and receives experimental confirmation by about 40 hertz. As […]

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