Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music (2011)
Salimpoor, V., Benovoy, M., Larcher, K., Dagher, A., & Zatorre, R. (2011). Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music. Nature Neuroscience, 14(2): 257-264.
Music, an abstract stimulus, can arouse feelings of euphoria and craving, similar to...
Attention, Automaticity, and Awareness in Synesthesia
The phenomenon of synesthesia has occupied the thoughts of philosophers and artists for decades. With the advent modern behavioral and brain imaging techniques, scientific research on synesthesia has also moved into the mainstream of thought. Here I provide a cognitive neuroscience perspective on...
Clinical features of the exploding head syndrome
J M Pearce
Fifty patients suffering from the "exploding head syndrome" are described. This hitherto unreported syndrome is characterised by a sense of an explosive noise in the head usually in the twilight stage of sleep. The associated symptoms are varied, but the benign nature of the condition...
Experience and Consciousness: Enhancing The Notion Of Musical Understanding
CRÍTICA, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía. Vol. 41, No. 121 (abril 2009): 23–46
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
SUMMARY: Disagreeing with Jerrold Levinson’s claim that being conscious of broadspan
musical form is not essential to understanding music, I will argue...
Hallucinations: Theoretical and clinical overview
Asaad, G., and B. Shapiro. (1986). Hallucinations: Theoretical and clinical overview.American Journal of Psychiatry, 143: 1088-1097.
Abstract: The authors review the literature on hallucinations;hallucinations in different diagnostic categories. The longstanding notion that hallucinations are...
Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder: what do we know after 50 years?
‘Flashbacks’ following use of hallucinogenic drugs have been reported for decades; they are recognized in DSM-IV as
‘Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (Flashbacks)’, or HPPD. We located and analyzed 20 quantitative studies between
1955 and 2001 examining this phenomenon. However, many...
Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs.
I've had a look through this very interesting document. It takes a while before the authors begin to make practical suggestions, the first 20 or so pages look like more of an ethical discussion. The guide seems to be well-referenced, I also tend to agree with many of the comments made. Examples...
Personality profile of depressive patients with a history of suicide attempts
AIM: To examine the dimensions and appropriate aspects of personality according to the five-factor model of personality of depressive patients with a suicide attempt history compared to depressive patients without a suicide attempt history and healthy persons. METHOD: Sample of 35 outpatients of...