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Unformatted text preview: Psychology Notes 06:25 [email protected] THE BRAIN Aristotle-->cooling system for the heart Hippocrates-->sensory/intelligence Romans Galen Cerebrum: Soft-memories-2 movement muscles Cerebellum: hard-to the touch Brain is compact-it has ventricles- cerebro-spinal fluid inside-similar function as the blood in the rest of the body XVII-Hydraulic machines were developed Descartes- Cer cerebro-spinal fluid goes through the nerves->muscles (theory wrong but Descartes was powerful at the time) Switched interest to the tissue around the ventricles--.this is when we really started to learn about the brain such as: Gray matter (soma) /white matter (axon/myelin) CNS (central nervous system)/PNS –peripheral Brain /into lobes FUCTIONS OF THE BRAIN/LOCALIZATION OF THE FUNCTION Fraue Gall - Phrenology: cortex is divided into 35 distinctive areas Each area is for a different function (i.e. love, sex, intelligence etc) The more you use it, the bigger it gets Specific areas-specific functions...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 0000 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10