It is a pleasure to welcome the author of The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness, Mark Solms.
In this episode, we will discuss questions such as where does arousal come from anatomically and how does it arise physiologically? And the central question of today is where the seemingly magical shift from automatic reflex to volitional feeling occurs. Today, we will share some terms like synaptic transmission, reuptake, post-synaptic modulation and the role of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators, and we will also explain the role of the PAG, the periaqueductal grey.
00:00:00.121 Traveling the world with changing backgrounds
00:12:14.436 The Effects of Dopamine and Neurochemical Imbalances
00:15:30.558 The Role of Brainstem and Cortex in Emotion Control
00:18:11.838 The Continuing Limits of Our Understanding in Psychiatry
00:22:20.000 Measuring Arousal Levels with EEG: Waves and Sleep
00:28:58.582 Synaptic Permeability: Learning and Neuronal Connections
00:39:22.064 Influence of Neuromodulators on Neuronal Communication
00:42:40.693 Modulating message passing and intention-action connection
00:45:25.089 Periaqueductal grey: prioritizing affective needs and action sequences
00:53:32.391 Prioritizing Uncertainty and Consciousness in Decision-making