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Anarticle referred to as “Brain Stimulation ImprovesSchizophrenia-like Cognitive Problem” is essential in understandingthe activities of the brain, especially the frontal cortex andcerebellum (Shangwo, 2017). The paper, therefore, summarizes thearticle and discusses its overall evaluation. Furthermore, itexplains how the article relates to the psychology of personality.
of the Article
Thedocument purposed to investigate brain circuitry in delta wavessignal and the functions of the cerebellum. It drew scientificevidence from Parker’s lab to assert that cerebellum is a keytarget when a doctor wants to treat that brain dysfunction in regardsto attention, thinking and planning. The article also affirmed thatstimulation of the cerebellum in rats with schizophrenia-likecognitive disorder makes the brain activities in the frontal cortexnormal. Besides, the blockage of dopamine signalling in the frontalcortex of rats reduced the schizophrenia timing disorder. Finally,researchers utilized optogenetics to activate the cerebellar regionof mice at a delta wave frequency of 2 Hertz. Notably, thestimulation led to the restoration frontal cortex activities andnormalization of the timing test performance in rats (Shangwo, 2017).
Discussionof the Overall Evaluation of the Article
Ibelieve that signals in the brain of an individual usually travelfrom cerebellum to the frontal cortex, and any inference with suchflow can lead to abnormal timing behavior. Moreover, I feel thatDelta waves are essential in triggering the activities of thecerebellum to help in restoring attention, cognition, and planning. Ialso think that activation of cerebellum is one of the beststrategies in treating schizophrenia.
Explanationsof the Way the Article Relates to Psychology of Personality
Personalitypsychology focuses on the character of a particular individual andits variation among people. It also investigates the construction ofa coherent picture as well as processes of mind set(Schulze, Schmahl & Niedtfeld, 2016).It relates to the article in that the documents focus on the waycerebellum and frontal cortex influence the planning, timing and thecognitive nature of a person.
Itis noteworthy that approximately 1% of the world population suffersfrom schizophrenia (Shangwo, 2017). The article also elaborates thatstimulation of cerebellum is fundamental in reducing such disorder.Health professionals should, therefore, come up with non-invasivebrain stimulation approaches to lower instances of cognitiveproblems.
Schulze,L., Schmahl, C., & Niedtfeld, I. (2016). Neural correlates ofdisturbed emotion processing in borderline personality disorder: amultimodal meta-analysis. Biological psychiatry, 79(2),97-106.
Shangwo,Han. (2017). Brain Stimulation Improves Schizophrenia­likeCognitive Problems: Cerebellarstimulation restores missing brain wave in rats and corrects timingdeficit. Biology Article: Universityof Iowa Health Care.
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