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Chapter 5

Chapter 5 notes

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Chapter 5: Bodily changes in Emotions - William james o Changed thought of where emotions come from, instead of from the mind..he claims that emotions is felt from experiences of the body o Each emotion has a distinct physical reverberation by the autonomic nervous sytem - The autonomic nervous system o Neural signals sent to cortex, and communicated with limbic system and hypothalamus o Signals trigger muscle, glands, and blood vessels o Controls all processes, (regulation of bodily fluids, digestion) o Maintains internal body condition o Enables adaptive response to environment o Para-sympathetic branch Helps restorative processes Reduce heart rate and blood pressure Essential in sex, increases blood flow to clitoris or penis Increase digestive processes Regulate saliva and tear glands Incorporates 2 parts of the spinal cord o Vagus nerve (top of spinal cord) and sacral region (near the bottom of the cord) Sympathetic branch increases heart rate cardiac output shuts down digestive system dozens of neural pathways used to contract piloerector muscles (surrounds hairs on arms, neck an dback) reduces natural killer cells (which are part of the immune system) www.notesolution.com
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