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Part 2: A Link Between Biology and Technology

(September 15, 2010)


The following are all the references cited in Part II of The Island Syndrome. At the end of each reference, where available, you will find a link to the online source, so you can check it out for yourself.

1. My Daughter Racked Up 14,528 Text Messages in One Month

by Greg Hardesty
The Orange County Register, January 7, 2009

2. The Great Internet Porn-Off (Web site)

by David Wong

3. Famous Gospel Singer Admits His Addiction to Porn (TV show)

The Oprah Winfrey Show, October 30, 2005

4. Three Myths About Porn

Reuniting: Healing With Sexual Relationships (Web site)
by Marnia Robinson and Gary Wilson

5. Positive Reinforcement Produced by Electrical Stimulation of Septal Area and Other Regions of Rat Brain

by James Olds and Peter Milner; McGill University
Journal of Comparative & Physio Psych 47(6):419–27, Dec 1954

6. The Pleasure Centres

The Brain From Top to Bottom (Web site)
by Bruno Dubuc, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction

7. Individual Differences in Reward Responding Explain Placebo-Induced Expectations and Effects

by David J. Scott et al
Neuron, Volume 55, Issue 2, 325-336, 19 July 2007

8. The Pleasure Centres Affected by Drugs

The Brain From Top to Bottom (Web site)
by Bruno Dubuc, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction

9. Drug Abuse Handbook, Second Edition (book)

by Steven B. Karch, M.D.
Published by CRC, 2006
Page 436, section Marijuana
Page 437, section Ethanol (alcohol)

10. Brain Activation During Human Male Ejaculation

by Gert Holsteg et al
The Journal of Neuroscience, October 8, 2003, 23(27):9185-9193

11. Reduced Dopamine Terminal Function and Insensitivity to Cocaine Following Cocaine Binge Self-Administration And Deprivation

by Yolanda Mateo et al
Neuropsychopharmacology, August 2005, 10:pp.1455-1463

12. Subjective Experiences During Dopamine Depletion

by Lieuwe de Haan et al
American Journal of Psychiatry 162:1755, September 2005

13. Emotion-based Decision-Making in Healthy Subjects: Short-Term Effects of Reducing Dopamine Levels

by Serge Sevy et al
Psychopharmacology, Volume 188, Number 2, October, 2006

14. Brain Sex (book)

by Anne Moir and David Jessel
Published by Dell Publishing, 1991
Page 23

15. Sexual Hormones and the Brain: An Essential Alliance for Sexual Identity and Sexual Orientation

Pediatric Neuroendocrinology
by Alica Garcia-Falgueras and Dick F. Swaab
in Endocrine Development, Volume 17, pp 22–35
Published by S. Karger AG - Basel, Switzerland, 2010

16. Why Text Messaging Is a Matter of Life and Death

Moonshine Ink (Web site)
by Linda Lindsay

17. Issues for DSM-V: Internet Addiction (editorial)

by Jerald J. Black
American Journal of Psychiatry 165:306-307, March 2008

18. In U.S., SMS Text Messaging Tops Mobile Phone Calling (research report)

by Nielsen Mobile Company, September 22, 2008

19. Sex on the Brain: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life (book)

by Daniel G. Amen M.D.
Published by Three Rivers Press, 2008
Page 84

20. Areas of Brain Activation in Males and Females During Viewing of Erotic Film Excerpts

by Sherif Karama et al
Human Brain Mapping: 2002 May;16(1):1-13

21. The Post-orgasmic Prolactin Increase Following Intercourse Is Greater Than Following Masturbation and Suggests Greater Satiety

by Stuart Brodya and Tillmann Krügerb
Biological Psychology: Vol 71, Issue 3, March 2006, Pages 312-315

22. Masturbation Addiction Explained

Porn, Masturbation & Sexual Addiction Help (Web site)

23. Pulling Away After Sex

Entelechy (Web site)
by Marnia Robinson

24. Brain Activation During Human Male Ejaculation

by Gert Holsteg et al
The Journal of Neuroscience, October 8, 2003, 23(27):9185-9193

25. Is Text Messaging a Mental Illness?

by Subha Ravindhran, TV station KABC, Los Angeles
Eyewitness News: March 26, 2008 (Web site)

26. Intensely Pleasurable Responses to Music Correlate With Activity in Brain Regions Implicated in Reward and Emotion

by Anne Blood and Robert Zatorre
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
  September 25, 2001 - Volume 98, Number 20, Pages 11818-11823

27. Neural Activity Related to the Processing of Increasing Monetary Reward in Smokers and Nonsmokers

by Chantal Martin-Soelch et al
European Journal of Neuroscience
  August 18, 2003 - Volume 18, Number 3, Pages 680-688

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A Link Between

The Island Syndrome
1. What Is the Island Syndrome?
2. What's in the News?
3. Difficult Questions
4. Why the Nature of Communication...
5. No Man Is an Island
6. Putting a Name to the Malaise
7. The Lady and the Psychiatrist
Living in the Bubble
8. What's in the News?
9. The Three Mandatory Machines
10. Life in the Bubble
11. Why We Keep On Keeping On
12. The Lady and the Psychiatrist
The Importance of the Brain's Biochemical Environment
13. What's in the News?
14. The Story of Dave
15. Importance of Neurotransmitters
16. The Stuff of Moods, Feelings and...
17. What Does Dave Need?
18. The Lady and the Psychiatrist
19. Introduction to Part II
20. The Island Syndrome
21. Excessive Text Messaging
22. Excessive Pornography Use
23. Understanding the Biology
24. Hormones and Neurotransmitters
25. The Pleasure Center
26. Too Much, Too Fast: Craving and...
27. The Female and Male Brains
28. Biology of Excessive Text Messaging
29. Biology of Excessive Pornography...
30. Conclusion: The Island Syndrome...
31. References