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Personal and Mass Media Merge

Just yesterday, I could with great certainty predict the odds of your brain filter receiving my message. The messenger (email, television, voice mail, radio, text, mail, magazine, newspaper, brochure, billboard, etc.) would deliver my message to you as instructed. 391 more words

Social Process Designs

OCD and Chemical Imbalance

While the cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder is not actually known, many professionals and lay people often attribute the disorder to a chemical imbalance. SSRIs, which are medications that affect… 456 more words

Mental Health

The ventral pallidum

The ventral pallidum is a structure within the basal ganglia of the brain. It is an output nucleus whose fibres project to thalamicnuclei, such as the… 43 more words


basal ganglia

The basal ganglia (or basal nuclei) comprise multiple subcortical nuclei, of varied origin, in the brains of vertebrates, which are situated at the base of the… 813 more words



Dopamine is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that plays several important roles in the brain and body. Its name is derived from its chemical structure: it is an… 2,891 more words


The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good news is Mom’s stroke, while not small, didn’t leave behind the amount of damage it could have. Dr. S was pleased that she is still mobile albeit with supervision for the time being.  817 more words


Dopamine and Traction between Internal and External Time

If dopamine facilitates connection and over-production of dopamine makes events seems to run together, then dopamine’s underproduction generates a more choppy experience. On the other end of the dopamine spectrum from schizophrenia’s over-production, dopamine deficit is tied to the shaking and jerky movements of Parkinson’s disease, and the abrupt attention shifts of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 1,389 more words

The Texture Of Time