Lecture 1 - Intro to Biopsychology.docx - Jessica Weissman BCS 110 Lecture 1 – Intro to Biopsychology Biopsychology The scientific study of the

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Jessica Weissman BCS 110 Lecture 1 – Intro to Biopsychology Biopsychology The scientific study of the biology of behavior (psychology) Also called biological psychology, psychobiology, behavioral biology, and behavioral neuroscience Point of View Biopsychology holds that all behavior is the product of interactions among three factors: The organism’s genetic endowment, which is the product of evolution via natural selection; Its experience; And its perception of the current situation Behavior uses current you and the current situation to decide what the appropriate behavior given the current context is
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Origins of Biopsychology Ancient Egypt: knew the brain was necessary for survival Ancient Greece: Hippocrates said the brain is the seat of intelligence Roman Empire: Galen pipes Renaissance: subdivided the brain into different areas for different purposes Darwin (1859): behaviors are passed down along generations 1949: each area of your brain does one and only one thing Case Study of a Biopsychologist - #1 The Man Frozen in Time Jimmie G. was a good-looking, friendly 49- year-old. He liked to talk about his school days, and his experiences in the navy, which he was able to describe in detail. When he talked about his school days he used the past tense; when he recounted his early experiences in the navy, however, he switched to the present tense. More worrisome was that he never talked about anything that happened to him after his time in the navy. He believed he was 19. Case of a Biopsychologist - #2 The Man Who Made Face Disappear Talking with a friend, I glanced just to the right of his face wherein his head disappeared. His shoulders and necktie were still visible but the vertical stripes on
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