How about the chemical brain balance
(the magic of our brain complexity)
Broadcasted by: HypnoticThoughts
Hypnotist Paul Ramsay
Paul Ramsay is a board certified hypnotist in private practice, hypnotizes over 1500 people per year, and tours as a stage hypnotist. For over 10 years, Paul Ramsay has been entertaining college and high school students as a stage hypnotist. In 2011, Paul introduced his exclusive interactive show called Mind Games. Paul’s video series Hypnotic shows a day in the life of a traveling stage hypnotist. Paul’s private practice is dedicated to helping individuals stop negative habits such as smoking, fingernail biting, and overeating. Ramsay’s private practice also offers customized, individual personal coaching programs to help his clients achieve their goals and maximize their potential. www.PaulRamsay.com
Cognitive Neuroscientist Manuel Saint-Victor
M.D. Dr. Saint-Victor is Chief Neuroscientist at Mindful360, which he co-founded. Dr. Saint-Victor is focused on using a non-pathological approach to helping people get better by becoming more self-aware of their strengths and resources. Dr. Saint-Victor trained under Dr. Eva Ritvo, M.D. and Dr. Ray Ownby, M.D., MBA, Ph.D. as a Psychiatry Resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital; attended Medical School at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine; and conducted cognitive neuroscience research under the supervision of Stephen M. Kosslyn, Ph.D. as an undergraduate at Harvard University. Dr. Saint-Victor’s white paper about Core Value Alignment will be released in July 2014.
What is Dopamine? Reward, Learning, and Flexibility
Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for reward-based learning. It’s involved in compulsive behaviors and wanting (anticipation, craving) but not liking (pleasure). Dopamine is made in the Substantia Nigra. dopamine pathway problems include addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, and schizophrenia.
What is Serotonin? Resource Availability Central
Serotonin is about creating a subjective sense of resource availability. In lower organisms, this could mean food. In higher organisms, especially social organisms, this translates into availabilities for mating opportunities, socioeconomic position/dominance, and mood. It also plays a role in appetite and sleep. It is derived from tryptophan. In addition to its role in your central nervous system serotonin is also active in your gut canal and in your platelets. In fact, 95% of your serotonin is found in your bowels. This explains, in part, the bowel irritation associated with nervousness and stress.
Cortisol is your stress hormone. It increases in your body to organize fight, flight, faint behavior. This includes shutting down any systems not immediately needed for escape or combat, shutting down your immune system, and switching your brain to acting based on habits.
On a molecular level, a cortisol cascade shut down the connection that allows your prefrontal cortex to modulate your amygdala. This sets the amygdala free to fire, signaling intense arousal. At Mindful360, we discuss this effect in our Amygdala hijack series.
What is Oxytocin? Trust Me, It’s a good one.
Oxytocin, often called the snuggle hormone, is better thought of as the neuromodulator of the attachment system. It is associated with group bonding, empathy through narrative, breast-feeding, and that warm-fuzzy feeling after orgasm. The dark side of oxytocin, sometimes called the mother-bear effect, is outgroup intolerance, and exclusivity. The divider between the two effects us trust.
What is Orexin? Aroused yet?
Orexin, also known as hypocretin is all about energy, metabolism, and arousal. Without it you may suffer from narcolepsy or drop fits when you laugh. Some label it as being at the intersection of consciousness. The best way to think of this is that your heart rate and breathing rate affect how you feel emotionally about everything else and orexin controls that.