Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Physiological needs
The 2023 tutorial is complete.
Overview[edit | edit source]
- considers how different brain structures are involved in motivation and emotion
- examines the motivational and emotional role of neurotransmitters and hormones
- demonstrates how to make and record social contributions
Physiological aspects[edit | edit source]
Physiological aspects of motivational and emotional experiences include:
Whilst each component serves particular functions, they also communicate (directly or indirectly) to work together dynamically and holistically.
The purpose of these mix and match activities below is to become familiar with the motivational and emotional functions of key brain structures, hormones, and neurotransmitters.
Brain structures[edit | edit source]
The human brain has two anatomically and functionally distinct regions:
- Sub-cortical: structures that operate largely unconsciously to monitor the environment and regulate responses.
- Cortical: analyses information from sub-cortical pathways, sets goals, interprets the meaning of events, makes decisions, and modulates sub-cortical responses.
- See also
Hormones and neurotransmitters[edit | edit source]
Ask and discuss:
- What is a hormone?
- What is a neurotransmitter?
- See also
Social contributions[edit | edit source]
Demonstration of how to make and record social contributions.
Recording[edit | edit source]
- Tutorial 03 (2023)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Brain and physiological needs (Lecture)