Lecture 4 -Sept 14th

Lecture 4 -Sept 14th - Sept 14th, 2010 Lecture 4 - Guest...

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Lecture 4 - Guest Lecturer - nature vs nurture. . - Tabula Rasa (John Locke) - a blank slate; everyone is born with all the potential to be anything and their entire life depends on their environment - there is also the opinion of strictly biology - the debate persist. .. - identical twins are often treated the same and associated as the same - the differences in identical twins’ personalities must be due to the percentage of non- shared environment (NURTURE) - humans have a pre-determined window of opportunity to acquire language and speak it as a native speaker and it expires at age 11 (NATURE). Our brain is wired to teach us language before the age of 11, we are bound by these biological restraints - to what extent is our behavior changed by our biology? - can we change our experience by changing our biology and v.v? BRAIN - comprised of different parts - central piece of central nervous system - senses processed here - 2 connected hemispheres - different sections of brain - specialization's within each lobe - Frontal lobe: the bigger the better, humans have the largest frontal lobe; thinking planning, decision making etc - occipital lobe; vision - temporal lobe; perceiving objects, faces, complex things - parietal lobe; integration of senses, spatial navigation SYNESTHESIA - brain completely determines or experience
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Fountain,m during the Spring '10 term at McGill.

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Lecture 4 -Sept 14th - Sept 14th, 2010 Lecture 4 - Guest...

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