Ch 8-15 - Brain vs. Mind Mesmerism and Phrenology Chaps. 8...

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Brain vs. Mind Mesmerism and Phrenology Chaps. 8 (Gall) and 15 (Mesmer)
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2 Introduction Brain = neural tissue, fluids, chemicals Mind = nonmaterial functions (sensing, feeling, thinking, remembering) Understanding the interaction is a key theme in the history of psychology
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3 Mind and Soul Millennia of debate over meaning & nature of each; terms used interchangeably by early philosophers Mind viewed as psychological functions; dies with the body Soul viewed as giving access to “universal knowledge” and as immortal Psychology focuses on brain-mind relationships Faith= soul, psychology= mind vs. brain
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4 Franz Mesmer and Franz Gall These men are both fun and funny Each man’s theories were wrong, but each made contributions to scientific psychology Mesmer and Gall initiated serious study of the brain and the mind
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5 Franz Mesmer 1734 - 1815 Austrian school to become priest, arrived and decided to be lawyer, then doctor… Flamboyant Plagiarized from a colleague of Newton in MD dissertation His own contribution to his dissertation proposed that the body is filled with a fluid responsive to gravitation 2 yrs after degree, married rich lady who studied cultured interests of his own, Mozarts
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6 Development of a Theory Women was sick and needed help, Jesuit Priest remembered a conversation. Convulsion, trembling = crisis that was a stage in cure. . After placing magnet on body.
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2011 for the course PSYC 4355 taught by Professor Gill during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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Ch 8-15 - Brain vs. Mind Mesmerism and Phrenology Chaps. 8...

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