Category: MINDRISELIFE

  • THE PLEASURE CIRCUIT IN THE BRAIN

    THE PLEASURE CIRCUIT IN THE BRAIN

    Find out how pleasure and other positive emotions arise in the brain. The reward systems of the brain are a group of brain structures that are activated whenever we experience something that brings pleasure, such as eating good food, sex, or using an addictive drug. It is important to note that these structures are actually…

  • THE UNCONSCIOUS IN A FEW BULLET POINTS

    THE UNCONSCIOUS IN A FEW BULLET POINTS

  • THE AMYGDALA: LINK WITH ANXIETY

    THE AMYGDALA: LINK WITH ANXIETY

    The amygdala is an almond‐shaped structure (hence the name “amygdala, which means “almond” in Greek) that is buried deep within the temporal lobe. We actually have TWO amygdalae, one in each hemisphere, but we usually referred to them in the singular. Anatomically, it is not one single structure but a complex cluster of nuclei that…