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Physiological Psychology

Physiological Psychology - 03:14...

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Physiological Psychology Chapter 1 03:14 INTRODUCTION  *mind-body question:  what role does the mind play? Does it control the nervous  system? Is it part of the nervous system?  - 2 different approaches: dualism vs. monism  dualism  belief that the body is physical but the mind (soul) isn’t  monism  belief that world consists only of matter and energy and that the mind is a  phenomenon produced by the workings of the nervous system  <Understanding Human Consciousness: A Physiological Approach> Blindsight blindsight  the ability of a person who cannot see objects in his or her blind field to  accurately reach for them while remaining unconscious of perceiving them suggests that common belief that perception must enter consciousness to affect  behavior is incorrect  suggests consciousness is not a general property of all parts of the brain (only some 
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