This is the Chemistry of Psychopathy. I chose this topic because I have always liked to learn about how the brain normally functions versus how it functions when the chemicals are not balanced. Approximately, 1% of the world’s population are psychopaths and while that might not seem like a big number that means that about 70,000,000 people in the world are, or lean towards psychopathic tendencies. I feel as though this topic will help people learn about the chemical balances that occur daily in their brain so that they function properly. Most likely, many people at one point or another has wondered what goes on in the brain. This is here to help those people answer that question.
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The chemicals Dopamine and Serotonin are naturally occurring in the brain. Though, they can be man- made in a lab. If someone were to take the extra doses of either chemical, and they were off, even by a slight amount the individual could suffer hallucinations, paranoia, and insanity. These chemicals flow through our brain through neurotransmitters. Dopamine is L-DOPA which itself can be synthesized from an amino acid called Phenylalanine or the non-essential amino acid Tyrosine.
The chemical levels in everyone’s brain is different. Though everyone still has the same chemicals being produced. Your brain is always functioning to keep these chemicals in check and stay regulated.
-Definition of Psychopath
-Definition of brain functions
-Dopamine and Serotonin
-Alteration in brains of Psychopaths and normal brains
-What the difference actually is
-How the chemicals react to each other
-How they are created in the brain
- How Serotonin is made
- What it consists of-How it helps the brain function
About the Author
HaLiegh is a junior at Senior High. She enjoys learning about how the brain functions and produces these chemicals so that it can work properly, and efficiently. Next year she will study her research further so that when it comes time for college, she is prepared to learn even more. She has already learned from Psychology and Chemistry about how this complex organ manages to amaze even the most achieved scientists.