Interesting features of the human brain

A number of recent studies in the field of neuroscience conducted by scientists in Washington have revealed some interesting features of the human brain. In particular, it was found that the emotional state of a person, for which the prefrontal lobe of the brain is responsible, has a significant effect on the activity of those parts of the brain that are responsible for logical and rational thinking.
To begin with, an experiment was conducted, the participants of which were asked to make a decision, assessing its consequences directly for themselves. X-ray images taken at the time of the decision showed that the participants in the tests did not make the seemingly purely rational conclusion without taking into account their feelings: an increase in activity was recorded in the mentioned prefrontal lobe. At the same time, solving more abstract problems in tests did not cause activation of the emotional centers of the brain, and it was previously noted that patients with damage to the prefrontal lobe often find it difficult to solve the simplest questions concerning them personally, but they do it without problems in relation to other people.
Recent studies have found a certain dependence of the work of the prefrontal lobe of the brain on a person’s mood. Moreover, it is not the very fact of this dependence that is interesting (it is logically quite justified), but its nature. Thus, an anxious mood activates the prefrontal lobe when performing actions with symbols, and a joyful one – while working with visual images. Previously, a feedback was found: working with symbols caused a suppressed state in more cases than working with images of the visual series.
Such observations allow us to conclude that an anxious, depressed and even depressive state is nothing more than a kind of protection of the prefrontal lobe of the brain from overload, compensation, if you like. And in this case, however strange it may sound, is compensated for by a joyful, cheerful, light mood. It has been noticed that very often a feeling of fatigue and depression occurs after success. Drowsiness, and in some cases even moodiness and irritability, as it were, balance the previous state of the prefrontal lobe of the brain and return to it the ability to both adequately respond to the nature of a person’s activity and influence it. On the other hand, the reverse compensation is also logical, when after any heavy emotions a joyful mood comes to a person, “shaking off” the received emotional load.
The fact of emotional compensation has been known for a long time, and now it seems that scientists have received additional data to work on new psychotropic drugs of the psychoanaleptic series, which stimulate performance, activity and mood. In the meantime, such drugs have not been created, those who want to cheer themselves up are best suited to viewing albums with their favorite photos, comics or unobtrusive comedies. Reading even humorous literature is unlikely to contribute to a quick recovery from a depressive state.
In addition, the studies carried out provided rich material for further study of human activity from the point of view of adequacy to both his current state and psychotype as a whole.

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