Notes - 9-12-06 - Brain and Nervous System

Notes- - The Brain and Nervous System Announcements Writing assignment I Studying the brain A quick experiment II The Brain McLean's

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The Brain and Nervous System Announcements: Writing assignment I. Studying the brain: A quick experiment - II. The Brain: McLean’s hypothesis -Structure of the brain thought to evolutionary (similar to a reptile and lower mammals) A. Reptilian brain (reticular formation, necker cube, activity level) -Responsible for arousal, attention, focus on moving objects, sleep. -Reticular system is the alarm clock of the brain (fire detector if experience a fire emergency in the past) (one experience creates reticular sense) -Arousal, Motivation -Damage can lead to coma -Related to depression -The introverted see the necker cube flip more often -ADHD – Hyperactive, in the 1970s Ritalin discovered to calm gets down via stimulation. Hyperactivity due to lack of stimulation. Directly related to the reticular system. B. Old Mammalian brain: limbic system -Reptiles (Cold Blooded) vs. Mammals (Warm Blooded) -Mammals more social and therefore more emotional -Mammals experience more psychological changes
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Notes- - The Brain and Nervous System Announcements Writing assignment I Studying the brain A quick experiment II The Brain McLean's

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