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 and discusses physiological needs, particularly thirst, hunger, and sexual motivation.

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Multimedia[edit | edit source]

  1. Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals (David Anderson, 2013, TED talk, 16 mins)
  2. Hormones of hunger: Leptin and ghrelin (Corporis, 2019, Youtube, 9:33 mins)

Readings[edit | edit source]

  1. Chapter 03: The motivated and emotional brain (Reeve, 2015)
  2. Chapter 04: Physiological needs (Reeve, 2015)

3D Brain structure app[edit | edit source]

This is a recommended app to install and explore the location and function of important brain structures:

  1. 3D Brain app on Google Play
  2. 3D Brain app on Apple iTunes

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References[edit | edit source]

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013). Overweight and obesity. 4338.0 - Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13.

Eder, A. B., Elliot, A. J., & Harmon-Jones, E. (2013). Approach and avoidance motivation: Issues and advances. Emotion Review, 5(3), 308-311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1754073913477990.

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