Handout - Lecture 1 - Conceptual Foundations

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1/5/11 Mind-body Dualism - belief that the universe is composed of 2 elements: 1) physical matter; 2) human mind Rene Descartes - French philosopher Mind and body communicate through pineal gland (“seat of the soul”) Hydraulic movement of muscles
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1/5/11 Mind-body Monism - Franz Gall (~1800) Paul Broca (1860s)
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1/5/11 Mind-body Franz Gall (~1800) Phrenolo
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1/5/11 Mind-body Paul Broca (1860s) Broca’s area portion of left hemisphere of the frontal cortex Damage leads to inability to speak
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1/5/11 Implication of monistic view If we believe that complex human behaviors, such as language, originate in the brain and obey physical laws, then behavior and the brain are subject to the laws of the physical, and in this case biological, universe.
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Evolution Darwin’s Origin of the Species (1859) Evolution - a change in the inherited traits of a population from one generation to the next Natural selection
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2011 for the course PSY 10994 taught by Professor Ericdonny during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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