biology and psychology
rof at maths.tcd.ie
Tue Sep 17 16:16:31 EST 1996
"Igor Rubets" <ir at axess.com> writes:
>> in the brain, a "mood" is a neurochemical state, et cetera. (and, of
>And those ways are QUITE different. Nobody never told that there is some
>exact site in the brain where you store your name, for example. And there
>is no known physio-chemical process, or action, that could be strictly (in
>terms of causalty) bounded to some specific "idea". And concerning the
>mood... It is as much a neurochemical state as it is a "digestive" one. I
>mean, neurochemistry influences the mood (as indigestion does), but not
Actually, neurochemical states influence the firing of neurons(viz. the
"thoughts" and "feelings" of the subject), and it is that particular
influence, or tendency of thoughts, which is the mood itself.
Also associated with moods are physiological effects, such as accelerated
heartbeat, and so on. The perception of these effects is a neural event.
Your name is stored (mostly) in your temporal lobes.
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