May 13, 2013
May 11, 2013
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that seriously affects intentions. People with schizophrenia have difficulty in creating own and interpreting others' intentions. Human actions can occur in response to externally acquired information and/or as a result of internal volition based on internal motivation. A central monitoring brain system distinguishes between the two when actions are made creating the sense that a person’s action is the consequence of his or her intention. In schizophrenia, there is a deficit in this central monitoring brain system such that actions from willed intentions are mistaken as being derived from external informational sources. There is evidence towards cortical hyperexcitability in schizophrenics (glutamate chaos in the brain) because of a lack of inhibition as a background related to the anomalous manner to process information and inability to infer intentions behind pieces of information. This intentional chaos produces the belief that one’s actions are caused by others, that certain thing have intentional significance for the person and to attribute negative intentions to others. In schizophrenia, one may feel compelled to act even against one’s conscious intentions. This CEREBRART work explains these ideas artistically.
May 9, 2013
Aggression has become an important cultural problem worldwide presumably because of its deep seeded evolutionary roots in the neurochemical pathways and neuronal circuits of the human brain. Functional brain imaging studies in humans have revealed involvement of specific regions in the brain
in the expression of aggression and rage and chaotic neuronal circuits that play particularly important roles in the mechanism of aggression. Main general causes of aggression in people with neurodegenerative conditions are the frustration and anger associated with the person’s awareness of their predicament, and the structural brain damage and neurochemical alterations caused by damage and death of brain cells which automatically motivates aggression. In some psychopathic individuals the extremely heightened aggression was possibly the result of a selective decrease in brain serotonin turnover and a probable deficiency in the 5-HT1A or 5-HT1B receptor in brain regions regulating aggression which motivates those individuals to aggress. This CEREBRART work illustrates these ideas.
May 3, 2013
Sweet and very nice Cerebral Art but definitely not CEREBRART...