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PSB3440 – Behavioral Neuroscience Study Guide – Exam 1 Thursday 31 January 2008 How to use the study guide (Disclaimer). This study guide is not intended to point you towards each and every piece of information you will need to do well on the exam. Instead, our intention in preparing this was to help focus your attention on the main points we considered “the take home messages.” To fully appreciate (read: get) those messages, you will need to read all of each chapter to see how the pieces fit together. Chapter 1. Introduction 1. What are the differences between Monism and Dualism , and what are the implications for the control of behavior? (if mind is outside the body, how does it then control physical behavior ?) What is the current status of the debate? 2. What is the Mind Body debate, and how does it relate to #1, above? 3. How do the following fit into the mind-brain debate? a. How does Carlson define consciousness , and why? b. What are split – brain patients and how do they figure in the mind-brain debate? What role does language/speech play? c. What is perception and what is its function? d. Who proposed, and what is, the “ doctrine of specific nerve energies ”? e. What similarities and differences do you see between Flourens’ and Broca’s approach to studying brain function? 4. Darwin and Evolution a. What is functionalism , and what is its importance? b. What is natural selection and what was the role of animal breeders (artificial selection) in the formulation of this important concept? How do mutations figure in? c. How do we (operationally) define selective advantage ? d. What is inherited, brain or behavior? e. I think Carlson does a good, yet highly, highly superficial job of illustrating the concept of selective advantage and evolution in his detailing of the evolution of the
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human species and large brains. Make sure you understand the points of these illustrations. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PSB 3340 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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