I N D I A N S T A T I S T I C A L I N S T I T U T E
203, Barrackpore Trunk Road,
Kolkata 700 108
PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT
SPEAKER : Dr. Sisir K. Majumdar, Fellow of the ‘Royal Society of Medicine’, London
TITLE : Brain as Regulator of Mood and Talent.
VENUE : Population Studies Unit, 5th Floor, Main Building.
DATE February 13, 2004.
TIME : 3:00 P.M.
Brain is the physico-chemical organ of mind. It is a neurochemical mosaic. Chemical substances (Neurotransmitters / Neuromodulators) like acetylcholine, adrenaline, nor-adrenaline, serotonin, gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA), glutamic acid, nitric oxide, neuropeptides etc. produced in the brain regulate our memory, mood, sleep, pain-sensation and so on. Different anatomical parts of the brain are concerned with different intellectual functions. For example, parietal lobe is concerned with mathematical and musical talents. This talk will deal with the relationship between neurotransmitters / neuromodulators and mood, sleep, mental balance and also the role of parietal lobe in mathematical and musical talents with particular reference to the brain of Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), “Newton of the 20th Century”, Nobel Laureate in Physics, 1921 and author of Bose (Satyendra Nath Bose) – Einstein Condensate (BEC).