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Psychology 110 Notes 1

Psychology 110 Notes 1 - TheThinkingMachine:Mechanisms...

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The Thinking Machine: Mechanisms How is info transmitted in the brain? 17:47 Conclusions: Evoltionary processes adapt animals across generations Learning processes adapt animals within a lifetime Methods for testing hypotheses and acquiring new psyc knowledge Nervous System The machinery that results from evolution and that supports learning and behavior Three pounds of squish Collects info, integrates info and produces behavior Basis of all cognition and behavior; monitors internal and external environment Source of phenomenal experience Your conscience experience; What you feel Psyc is basically about the nervous system Major components of the nervous system Central nervous system (CNS) Brain  Spinal cord Peripheral nervous system Bundles of neurons that carry sensory info to CNS Nerves making connections with muscles, glands, and sensory surfaces. Nervous system is made of neurons 100 billion of them! 100 trillion connections they are cells.
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Complex sometimes rapid development; little regeneration The cell body (soma) Contains the cell’s nucleus Round, comparatively large structure.
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