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Psyc 1101 Consciousness and Perception June 1, 2010
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Class Outline Review from last week What is consciousness? Unconscious effects on behavior Sleep Why do we sleep? Perception
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Some basic principles of neural representations Division of labor Modalities are processed separately (vision, audition, memory, etc) Topographic Similar things represented nearby on cortex Lateralized Left Side of the brain controls right side of body
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Plasticity and the brain A property that allows the brain to change as a result of experience, drugs, or injury. Cell Identity Becomes Fixed over time Experience fine-tunes neural connections Culture and the brain Cortical reorganization.
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New Segment: Unanswered Questions from last class In the video we watched last week, the split brain patient says that they don’t see anything when a stimulus was flashed to his right hemisphere. Does he “know” that he saw something? Interpreter: left hemisphere process that attempts to make sense of events.
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Left Side Story: “The Interpreter” LVF/RH sees a snow scene RVF/LH sees a chicken claw Right hand chooses a chicken Left hand chooses a shovel “to clean out the chicken shed.”
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Class Outline Review from last week What is consciousness? Unconscious effects on behavior Sleep Why do we sleep? Perception
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Consciousness Moment by moment subjective experience such as reflecting on one’s current thoughts, or paying attention to one’s immediate surroundings. -sensory and motor
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Moment by moment subjective experience such as reflecting on one’s current thoughts, or paying attention to one’s immediate surroundings. -sensory and motor Neural activity combines for conscious experience. monoism
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2010 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Tomhutcheon during the Summer '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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