Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Brain and physiological needs

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Lecture 03: Brain and physiological needs

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This is the third lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.

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Overview[edit | edit source]

This lecture:

  • explains the role of brain structures, neurotransmitters, and hormones in regulating motivational drives
  • discusses physiological needs, particularly thirst, hunger, and sexual motivation

Take-home messages:

  • The brain is as much about motivation and emotion as it is about cognition and thinking
  • We underestimate how powerful a motivational force biological urges can be when we are currently not experiencing them

Brain app[edit | edit source]

Install this free app to explore the location and function of important brain structures:

  1. 3D Brain (Google Play)
  2. 3D Brain (Apple Store)

Multimedia[edit | edit source]

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Chapter 03: The motivated and emotional brain (Reeve, 2018)
  2. Chapter 04: Physiological needs (Reeve, 2018)

Slides[edit | edit source]

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