Motivation and emotion/Tutorials/Physiological needs
Tutorial 03: Physiological needs
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This is the third tutorial for the motivation and emotion unit of study.
This tutorial is complete for 2022.
- 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 of motivational and emotional experiences include brain structures, hormones, and neurotransmitters. Whilst each component serves particular functions, they also communicate directly or indirectly with one another to work dynamically and holistically.
The purpose of these mix and match activities is to become familiar with the motivational and emotional functions of brain structures, hormones, and neurotransmitters.
The brain has two anatomically and functionally distinct regions:
- Sub-cortical which includes structures that operate largely unconsciously to monitor the environment and regulate responses.
- Cortical which analyses information from sub-cortical pathways, sets goals, interprets the meaning of events, makes decisions, and modulates sub-cortical responses.
- See also
Hormones and neurotransmittersEdit
- What is a hormone?
- What is a neurotransmitter?
- See also
Demonstration of how to make and record social contributions.
- Tutorial 03 (2022) - Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3 - There were some problems with the 2022 recording - it is not complete - so it might be better to watch the 2021 recording
- Tutorial 03 recording (2021)
- External tutorial material
- Brain and physiological needs (Lecture)
- Wiki editing (Previous tutorial)
- Psychological needs (Next tutorial)