Neural basis of motivation

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Thomas
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Neural basis of motivation

Postby Thomas » Sat 11 Mar 2006 20:08

To be sharp and investigative, you ought to consume neither dairy- nor wheat-products


RRM and others,


Wai likes to talk about humans as investigative creatures.
I am curious, what exactly is the neural basis of 'investigation,' and how can this sytem be impaired by cooked food?

This is a difficult subject to research, because much of the work done on motivaiton centers around external influences, rather than physiological impairment.
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Postby Oscar » Sun 12 Mar 2006 01:29

I'm not sure where the 'investigation' area is located in the brain, if there is a center at all...

Dairy and wheat products have sedative qualities though, which impairs activity in general.
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Postby avalon » Sun 12 Mar 2006 04:43

And quite possibly, the investigators doing the investigation are most likely consuming Dairy and Wheat :)

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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Re: Neural basis of motivation

Postby RRM » Thu 16 Mar 2006 19:51

Thomas wrote:I am curious, what exactly is the neural basis of 'investigation,' and how can this sytem be impaired by cooked food?
Actually, different neurotransmitters in the brain have great effects on the level of investigative behaviour in test animals. Food substances such as beta-carbolines and opioid peptides have great effects on the metabolism of neurotransmitters in general.
There is some info about this subject on www.13.waisays.com/ADHD.htm

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