Found a part of the brain that makes people laugh and feel euphoric

Date:

2019-02-06 10:15:09

Views:

55

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

Found a part of the brain that makes people laugh and feel euphoric

A Surgical operation on the brain is an extremely complex process, during which patients sometimes it's important to keep in mind. It is necessary that the surgeon at any time to speak with the person and make sure that its linguistic, sensory and emotional functions. Of course, this is a very disturbing and unpleasant time, the patient may panic, so scientists are constantly looking for the most secure method of reassurance. Recently it became clear that to calm the panic patients can stimulate a particular area of the brain responsible for laughter and euphoria.

The Discovery was made at the time of diagnosis of seizures in one patient with epilepsy. When her brain was implanted electrodes, doctors noticed that when exposed to the area of the brain called the Cingulum, the patient started to laugh and said that he had "a pleasant, relaxed feeling." This area of the brain surrounds the average brain from the frontal to the temporal lobe and was previously suspected of involvement in the development of depression.

A Relaxing feature of this part of the brain we decided to use during brain surgery one of patients. Doctors was important to stay awake and not panic. Unfortunately, after waking up from General anesthesia she started to really worry, but after stimulation of the Cingulum Department immediately calmed down and even started to tell funny stories about your family.

The same approach was applied to two other patients. The effect was the same — they immediately felt calm and not interfere with the operation. In the process one of them agreed to take the test on memory and mostly showed good results. However, the researchers noticed that sometimes he had problems with pronunciation of words — perhaps this is one of the side effects of stimulation.

To ensure the safety of equipment, scientists need to conduct more research. If all goes well, it can be actively used in operations on the brain. It is also believed that stimulating the brain can help in the treatment of depression and pain.

What do you think, in what other order can be used is the opening? Your bold assumption, write in the comments and we can discuss many other news science and technology!

Recommended

The answers to the greatest problems of science: how far we've come?

The answers to the greatest problems of science: how far we've come?

About the nature of the Universe itself, much is unknown. It is the curiosity inherent in the people, leading to the search for answers to these questions, and moves science forward. We already have an incredible amount of knowledge, and the success ...

The Earth's atmosphere were larger than previously thought. It is outside the orbit of the moon

The Earth's atmosphere were larger than previously thought. It is outside the orbit of the moon

the Earth consists of several layers: the troposphere (upper limit 20 km), stratosphere (50 km), mesosphere (border 85 km), thermosphere (690 km border) and ectosphere (limit of 10 000 km). For a long time as the conventional boundaries between Eart...

The production of artificial meat will benefit the environment

The production of artificial meat will benefit the environment

Farming is one of the most carbon-intensive industries, accompanied by the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, stimulating the global temperature change. So we once had to choose between suitable for living planet and a juicy Burger, sc...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Our galaxy was not the flat disc, as previously thought

Our galaxy was not the flat disc, as previously thought

the results of the study by an international team of astronomers, Astronomy journal Nature, suggests that our home galaxy the milky Way is not like a flat "pancake", as was previously assumed. Closer to the edges of the galaxy bec...

The Alps and the beaches: elegant interior design will help people in deep space

The Alps and the beaches: elegant interior design will help people in deep space

When it comes to the creation of an internal part of the spacecraft, engineers often prefer functionality, not aesthetics, focusing on materials and equipment that are safe and effective to accomplish the intended purpose of the v...

Experiment: how loneliness affects the body and the mind of man?

Experiment: how loneliness affects the body and the mind of man?

what do you think will survive if you stay in an isolated room with no light for a whole month? Professional poker player rich Alati put $ 100 000 on that all it to him — he readily agreed to stay 30 days in a dark room where ther...