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Lecture 03: Brain and physiological needs
The 2018 lecture is complete. The 2019 lecture is in development.
This lecture explains the role of brain structures, neurotransmitters, and hormones in regulating motivational drives and discusses physiological needs, particularly thirst, hunger, and sexual motivation.
Brain stem (area for Reticular formation)
- Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals (David Anderson, 2013, TED talk)
- Compatibilism: Crash Course Philosophy #25 (Youtube, 11 mins)
- Sex, lies and pharmaceuticals (Life Matters, ABC radio, Sept 1, 2010) - Book
- Chapter 03: The motivated and emotional brain (Reeve, 2015)
- Chapter 04: Physiological needs (Reeve, 2015)
- Lecture slides:
- Limbic system (Wikipedia)
- Historical development and assessment skills (Previous lecture)
- Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs (Next lecture)
- Tutorial 2: Needs
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013). Overweight and obesity.
- Eder, A. B., Elliot, A. J., & Harmon-Jones, E. (2013). Approach and avoidance motivation: Issues and advances. Emotion Review, 5, 308-311. doi: 10.1177/1754073913477990.
- Lecture 03 recording (2018)
- Calculate your own Body Mass Index (Heart Foundation)