Neural and Hormonal Mechanisms in Aggression

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What did Maclean say the limbic system comprises of?
Cingluate gyrus, septal area, hypothalamus, fornix, amygdala, hippocampus, thalamus
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Where is the limbic system located
In the brain
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What is the most important part of the limbic system?
Amygdala
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What does the Amygdala do?
Assesses and helps us respond to environmental threats
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What game did Gospic create?
Ultimatum game
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What type of study was the ultimatum game?
Lab study
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What was the participant called in the Ultimatum Game...Proposer or responder?
Responders
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If you have low levels of serotonin, are you most likely to be more violent? Yes or No?
Yes you are
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Who supported this idea of low levels of serotonin leads to an increase in aggression?
Virkkunen
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Did Dolan find a positive or negative correlation between testosterone levels and aggressiveness?
positive
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How many participants did Dolan include in his study?
60 male offenders in a maximum UK security prison
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What did Coccaro find?
when OFC is reduced, impulsive control function is disrupted which increases aggression
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Is Paroxetine a serotonin enhancing or reducing drug?
Enhancing
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Who used paroxetine in their experiment?
Bermen
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What percentage of people did Mazur find wanted to rechallenge after participants lost a competitive game?
73%
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What does Carer and Mazur dual-hormone hypothesis suggest?
That aggressive behaviours only occur when cortisol is low.
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