Flashcards in Lecture 14: The emotional Brain Deck (7)
Hypothalamus is involved in …..
expression of emotions.
How are emotions expressed?
through changes in autonomic responses
what are the autonomic responses that help express emotion?
heart palpitations dryness of the mouth fainting blushing alterations of the digestive tract sweating,
what does the hypothalamus coordinate?
ANS and endocrine function of the pituitary gland to maintain homeostasis
what are the two stress responses?
autonomic response and Neuroendocrine Response
what is the Neuroendocrine Response and what does it do ?
— Slow: Changes in metabolism — Mediated by cortisol
— Increase in blood glucose
— Suppressed immune function
— Stops digestion
what structures are important for emotions, motivation and affective behaviour ?
the amygdala, and
neuronal groups in the basal forebrain.