Exploring the role of the nervous system for understanding depression in spinal cord injury (Paperback)

Exploring the role of the nervous system for understanding depression in spinal cord injury By Mitra Shambhovi S Cover Image
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The Neurovisceral Integration theory conceptualizes the nervous system's role in

understanding health and well-being. The theory describes a set of neural structures,

including the central and the autonomic nervous system involved in generating goaloriented

responses (Thayer & Lane, 2000, 2009). These goal-oriented responses

regulate the affect and cognitive processes (Thayer & Lane, 2009) influencing mental

health. The thesis explores the nervous system's role in depression in spinal cord injury.

The Neurovisceral Integration theory postulates that the central and autonomic

nervous system(CNS-ANS) interact in affect and cognitive processes. This CNS-ANS

interaction inhibits ongoing behavior, providing regulation and flexibility for goaloriented

behavior(Thayer & Lane, 2000, 2009). Affect is a psychophysiological

construct and studied using the dimension of valence and arousal.(Appelhans &

Luecken, 2006a; Kuppens et al., 2013; Thayer & Lane, 2000). Valence denotes the

individual's understanding of the pleasantness and unpleasantness of a stimulus,

whereas arousal denotes the activation of the autonomic nervous system in response to

the stimuli. (Hagemann et al., 2003a; Thayer, Hansen, Saus-Rose, et al., 2009; Thayer

& Lane, 2000, 2009; Thayer & Siegle, 2002). Cognition refers to the mental processes

such as thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making that benefit from inhibitory

control. The inhibitory control is required for an individual to shift attention from

existing behavior to goal-oriented behavior (Thayer & Lane, 2009).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781805248002
ISBN-10: 1805248006
Publisher: Independent Author
Publication Date: February 18th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English