Tyler Ussery (Psychology)
COVID-19 has affected our world in countless ways, but most of all, the virus has encouraged reflection in most areas of humanity. One of the most pressing global issues currently is mental health. An overall ambiguous term, mental health encompasses several areas of the human experience. As scientific study rapidly develops, new information regarding behavioral neuroscience and genetics has introduced the opportunity for individuals to develop personal “best practices”. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of how our “ancient brain” interacts with a modern lifestyle. Specifically, major brain regions and neurophysiology will be introduced in relationship to mental illness, motivation, and general homeostasis. The interplay between diet, exercise and use of technology in relation to mental health will also be explored.
Keywords: Mental Health, Neuroscience, Self-Help