Sep 8 - Psychology 1000

Sep 8 - Psychology 1000 - Psychology 1000 What is...

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Psychology 1000 What is Psychology? Study Tips Scan: Chapter 1, pages 2-19 Psychology The Brain o Corpus C – fibre bundle (2 million fibres) Slice through it and the two hemispheres will not be affected Neurons – cells that carry electrical signals, which get the brain and mind to work Neurotransmitters – chemicals involved in getting neurons to work E.g., drugs affect neuro-communication Normal pleasure – dopamine released and recycled to be reused Cocaine prevents recycling and reuptake of dopamine which means more gather in the cell and produces intensified, prolonged pleasure Prevents reuptake of dopamine (implemented in depression and schizophrenia) Important neurotransmitter The Mind o Perception of what does not exist Learning o Big part of psychology o Involved in complicated behaviours Clinical Issues o Chisel like device – let out evil spirits through spine used several thousand
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Fall '09 term at UWO.

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