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Irregular Neural Patterns

What I have learned from perceptual binding is that it is interrelated with the neurons in our brain. The fact is, that some of these topics are not easy to understand. Sometimes have a hard time with some of these concepts. I am starting to learn that the mind is like a filing cabinet. We file, organize and retrieve items almost instantaneously. Our perceptions of these things help our mind to file the items in their correct place. One very good example was an episode on SpongeBob Squarepants from TV (Ok, so it's a children's show, but he makes me laugh, so why not?) I remember watching one episode of the cartoon, where we were able to see into SpongeBob's brain. Inside, there were little filing cabinets. This is where I was able to really understand the different concepts of the neurological working aspects of the brain.

1). So, my question is what happens if someone's neural patterns are irregular?

2). How does this affect their perception of things?

3). What type of accident or disorder might cause someone's neural patterns to be irregular and affect their perception of things?

Use scholarly sources to support your answers.

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(1) What happens if someone's neural patterns are irregular?

One study is presented to suggest that irregular neural patterns could result in a loss of willpower. Willpower is defined as confirmations of determination in self-discipline that enables a person to do something despite its difficulties (Encarta Encyclopedia Dictionary as cited in Bechara, Noel, & Crone, 2006). In the explanation given by Bechara et al., the mechanism that allows one to sacrifice something for rewards later can be linked to a neural imbalance. They utilize the example of addiction to explain a neural imbalance that takes place between two separate, and interacting neural systems that are dysfunctional. According to Bechara et al, the imbalance in addiction is caused by an impulsive amygdala (structure of the brain mostly responsible for memory) dependent system for signaling pain or pleasure, and (2) a reflective orbitofrontal system for signaling the prospects of the future.

Clarified further, they explain that the condition that leads to the imbalance includes a dysfunctional reflection system and a hyperactive impulsive system. Thus, drugs can acquire involuntary signals that ...

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This solution discusses the irregularity of neural patterns.