psyc 9-11-08 - Psychology 101 Neural Control of...

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Psychology 101: September 11, 2008 Neural Control of Behavior: *How is the nervous system studied? -Clinical Observation (observing ppl who have brain damage, looking at effects on observable tests and compare it to normal brain…) ~See: Phineaus Gage, Oliver Sacks -Invasive Techniques ~Lesions and Transections (intentionally destroying particular parts of the brain) Corpus Callosum= bridge for the hemispheres in the brian Left Hemisphere=language, Right=visual ~Temporary “lesions” (TMS) (p.142) -Neuroimaging techniques (create graphical/photographical images of structure/function of the brain) =CT scan (computerized tomography), MRI, EEG (p143), PET ~Structure Vs. Function Architecture of the Nervous System: Physiological network of communicating cells that forms the basis of our ability to perceive, adapt to, and interact with the world. *Neural transmitters=chemical messengers. (Look up certain neurotransmitters:)
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Major Structures of Nervous -Spinal Cord and the Brain Brain (3 major sections)
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