Chpt01 - Carlson (7e) Physiology of Behavior Chapter 1:...

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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon Carlson (7e) Physiology of Behavior Chapter 1: Introduction
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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon Overview Of Course Topics Foundations of Physiological Psychology Neurophysiology and neuroanatomy Methodology Sensation and Movement Physiology of Behavior Neurological Disorders Sleep and circadian rhythms Schizophrenia & Affective Disorders
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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon Physiological Psychology Physiological psychology seeks to describe the physical mechanisms of the body that mediate our movements and our mental activity What is the relationship between mind and body? Two major views of the Mind-Body Problem: Dualism ”: Mind and body are separate but interacting Monism ”: Mind is a property of the physical nervous system (body)
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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon Consciousness Consciousness refers to self-awareness and the ability to communicate our thoughts, perceptions, feelings, and memories Consciousness varies across the day/night cycle (dreaming is a special state of consciousness) Drugs can alter consciousness Alcohol LSD Chronic amphetamine
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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon Consciousness and Blindsight Damage to the visual system on one side of the brain will produce blindness in the opposite (contralateral) visual field Blindsight : blind patients are unable to see, but are able to reach for objects placed in their blind visual field Implies that we need not be conscious of a stimulus in order to act on that stimulus
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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon Blindsight
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Carlson - Physiology of Behavior 7/e , Allyn and Bacon The Split-Brain Procedure The corpus callosum is a bundle of axons that interconnects the two cerebral hemispheres
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Chpt01 - Carlson (7e) Physiology of Behavior Chapter 1:...

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