Emotion. Health Group 2 by: Emmanuel Villanueva Bria Monroe Victorica Rosby Monica L Hernandez. Topic Map. Brain -> Emotion. The Emotional Brain. Emotions Revealed. General Topic Map. Woman. The Emotional Brain. Joseph LeDoux.
Health Group 2
Monica L Hernandez
The Emotional Brain
Any or all of the sciences which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system
Joseph Le Doux encourages the application of the comparative approach, because results in animal studies are similar to those in humans.
Le Doux explains that invasive experimental research on humans is not possible because of ethical reasons, and offers animal models as an alternative form of invasive research.
He explains the concept of unity in diversity. For example, how different species, including humans, are diverse, yet similar to animals in ways, such as in the function of the amygdala.
The reading portrayed techniques used to find pathways used in emotions (e.g brain stimulation and lesioning studies)
Through Dr. Le Doux’s exploration of fear conditioning he conveyed complexity in the brain.
Le Doux demonstrated the amygdala and its central nucleus are involved in fear conditioning.
Journal of Neuroscience
-Richard J. Davidson
Society for Neuroscience
UC San Diego
University of Michigan
-Paul Ekman was born February 15, 1934 his mother and father were both Jewish.
-Father pediatrician and mother an attorney
Ekman originally wanted to be a psychotherapist
-He attended the University of Chicago at the very young age of 15, without graduating from high school. His interest were focusing on group therapy
-New York University earned his Ba in 1954
-Ekman was accepted to Adelphi University graduate school for clinical psychology
-His Master thesis focused on facial expression and body movement
-Paul Ekman later became an American psychologist
-Research in New Guinea
Expert in the study of emotions
“I tested this formulation in a series of studies that showed that when alone Japanese and American displayed the same facial expressions in response to seeing films of surgery and accidents, but when a scientist sat with them as they watched the films, the Japanese more than Americans masked negative expressions with a smile” (P. 246).
Question 1: “Get that smirk of your Face?” What do you interpret by that saying? Explain (If needed refer to P. 246 paragraph 3) -health
Question 2: Do you believe facial expressions are universal and why? Explain (If needed refer to P. 245) abnormal
Question 3: Explain to the class the difference between innate expressions and managed expression. (If needed refer to Pg 246 paragraph 4) developmental
By Natalie Angier
Born in New York on Feb. 16, 1958 and grew up in the Bronx and New Buffalo, Mich
After completing two years at the University of Michigan, she studied physics and English at Barnard College where she graduated in 1978.
From 1980 to 1984, Angier wrote about biology for Discover Magazine. She also worked as a scientist writer for Time Magazine, and was briefly a adjunct professor in New York University’s Graduate Program in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting.
In 1990, she joined The New York Times as a science writer.
Angier is an outspoken atheist.
Natural Obsession (1988)
The Beauty of the Beastly (1995)
Woman: An Intimate Geography (1999)
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science (2007)
Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting (1991)
Natural Obsession named NYT Notable Book of the Year & AAAS Notable Book of the Year (1988)
AAAS award for excellence in journalism
Lewis Thomas Award for distinguished writing in the field of science.
General Motors International award for writing about cancer.
Six-year appointment (2006-2012) as an A.D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University.
Estrus: the hormonal cycle for animals except for humans and some apes/chimps which menstruate
1st: No menstruation, although “spotting” (light bleeding) can occur
2nd: Ovulation occurs while the animal is on “heat,” or estrus.
3rd: Female animals engage in sexual behavior only when they are in heat, that it, during the estrus phase of the cycle. (box A)
Emotion & Arousal
Hormones & Sex
Connections interpret by that saying? Explain (If needed refer to P. 246 paragraph 3) -health
Skits: choose a universal emotion, and within your group create a skit that expresses the complexity of that emotion.