Lecture 1 - sept 2nd

Lecture 1 - sept 2nd - Sept 2nd, 2010 - left brain controls...

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- left brain controls right half of body - psychological science, third edition. michael gazzaniga, todd eatherton and diane halpern genes are transmitted from one generation to the next every once in a while there is a transcription error - a random change this is regarding billions and billions of genes a moth had a random mutation that changed the colour and enabled it to be able to blend into the trees better and therefore had a better chance of living and survived more than the rest of moths. therefore over time the coloured moth is less likely to be eaten and therefore lasts longer in the world and can reproduce more. - thoughts/feelings/hopes etc have an existence that is independent of your body - mind/body problem. .. mind stuff is different than body stuff? - opinion: mind created before body and body created after and they are a seperate existence - where do thoughts and ideas come from? - evidence from neuroscience: thoughts come from brain- due to neurons - people with brain damage have disordered thought : therefore thought comes from the brain - therefore if neurons are damaged you do not have the same control or knowledge of
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Lecture 1 - sept 2nd - Sept 2nd, 2010 - left brain controls...

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