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Biological Processes Professor Kimberly Kinzig Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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Truth or Fiction? A single cell can stretch all the way from your spine to your toe. Messages travel in the brain by means of electricity. A brain cell can send out hundreds of messages each second and manage to catch some rest in between. Fear can give you indigestion. If a surgeon were to stimulate a certain part of your brain electrically, you might swear that someone had stroked your leg. A hormone turns a disinterested male rodent into a doting father. Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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What is Neuroscience? An interdisciplinary field of study directed at understanding the brain and its relation to behavior Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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History of Behavioral Neuroscience Philosophy: a means of exploring and understanding the general nature of many aspects of the world Physiology: the scientific study of living organisms & of life-sustaining functions and processes, primarily through observation Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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Philosophers Hippocrates MIND-BODY DUALISM Rene Descartes The mind and body are separate and qualitatively different Pineal gland: the structure through which the mind controls the mechanical body Galen 4 body humors Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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Philosophers John Locke Tabula rasa Gottfried von Leibniz Concept of the unconscious Philipe Pinel Advocate for the mentally ill proposed 4 kinds of mental illness Mania, melancholy, dementia, idiocy Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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Physiologists Hermann von Helmholtz 1 st to measure speed of nerve conduction Theories of vision and audition Ernst Weber Two point threshold Just noticeable difference Gustav Fechner Weber’s Law Psychophysics Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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Fritsch and Hitzig Electrical brain stimulation Johannes Muller Doctrine of specific nerve energies Pierre Flourens Experimental ablation Paul Broca Speech production Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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Behavioral Neuroscience Biology Physiology Anatomy Molecular Biology Endocrinology Psychology Chapter 3: Biological Processes What is the biological basis of behavior? What is normal brain function? What is abnormal brain function? How does the central nervous system function in development, adulthood and aged individuals? How can we prevent and/or treat psychological and neurological disease?
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Behavioral Neuroscience Emotion Intracellular Signaling Social Interactions Neural Circuits Sex Differences Experience/ Learning Development Mental Health Chapter 3: Biological Processes
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What do people do with it?
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