Cognitive Disorders

Cognitive Disorders - Cognitive Disorders I) How do you...

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Cognitive Disorders I) How do you define “sense of self”? a. Distinguishing self from others b. Out thoughts are our and no one else can know them c. For most types of memory loss, the sense of self remains i.Might arise out of an unconscious imbedding of our experiences and sense of self d. Disorders can deteriorate/alter sense of self II) How The Brain Disturbs “Normal” a. Our brains predict the kinds of sensations we are going to have and most sensations fulfill the prediction and so we don’t really pay attention, but if the sensation is unexpected, then we are prone to make the assumption that what is wrong is due to outside forces and not our brains i.Our brains don’t like things that are unpredictable or aren’t fully understandable, so they confabulate stories about outside forces to explain these unexpected/ambiguous things b. Mirror Neurons – when we watch our experience another, our brain regions are activated as if we were doing this action (could be the origin of empathy) c. We can develop false memories if we have basic schemas of how things should
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 150 taught by Professor Greg during the Spring '05 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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