Motivation and emotion/Lectures/Brain and physiological needs
Lecture 03: Brain and physiological needs
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This is the third lecture for the Motivation and emotion unit of study.
The 2022 lecture is complete.
The 2023 lecture is in development.
- explains the role of brain structures, neurotransmitters, and hormones in regulating motivational drives
- discusses physiological needs, particularly thirst, hunger, and sexual motivation
- The brain is as much about motivation and emotion as it is about cognition and thinking
- We underestimate how powerful biological urges can be as motivational forces when we are currently not experiencing them
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- Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals (David Anderson, 2013, TED talk, 16 mins) discusses neuroscientific research into motivation and emotion using a basic animal model (fruit fly).
- Hormones of hunger: Leptin and ghrelin (Corporis, 2019, YouTube, 9:33 mins) explains how leptin and ghrelin work together to modulate hunger.
- Chapter 03: The motivated and emotional brain (Reeve, 2018)
- Chapter 04: Physiological needs (Reeve, 2018)
- Lecture slides
- Motivated and emotional brain (Google Slides)
- Physiological needs (Google Slides)
- Book chapters
- Autonomic nervous system
- ERG theory
- Nucleus (neuroanatomy)
- Parasympathetic nervous system
- Sympathetic nervous system
- Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- Historical development and assessment skills (Previous lecture)
- Extrinsic motivation and psychological needs (Next lecture)
- Lecture 03 recording (2022)
- Hangry (Stuff You Should Know, Podcast, 12:30 mins)
- How does my brain work? (TED Talks playlist)
- Let's talk about sex (Crash Course Psychology #27; YouTube 11:35 mins)