~BN01 intro - Behavioral Neuroscience PSY 525 Lesson 1...

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Behavioral Neuroscience PSY 525 Lesson 1
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Neuroscience Scientific study of the nervous system Interdisciplinary Controlled manipulation of nervous system of animal subjects Generalization vs. reductionism Focus on behavior ~
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The Mind/Brain Problem Prehistoric psychosurgery Evidence from 10,000 years ago Trepanation Deliberate opening of skull ~
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The Mind/Brain Problem DUALISM mind & brain fundamentally different mind (soul?) is extra corporeal Rene Descartes interactionism pineal gland ~
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The Mind/Brain Problem MONISM operations of brain mental events Fundamental problem How can a physical system produce mental states? ~
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The Mind/Brain Problem: Dualism Sir John Eccles Nobel Prize (1963) Neuroscientist supplemental motor area Fundamental problem. .. How do physical and nonphysical systems interact? ~
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Consciousness unique property of brains? Or could it exist in other entities?
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