Intro2_S12 - PSY308 BIOPSYCHOLOGY Overview Key introductory...

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PSY308 BIOPSYCHOLOGY
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Key introductory concepts Brain and Behaviors Types of studies Overview
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A. Mind vs. Brain Problem B. Nature vs. Nurture C. Evolution of brain D. Reductionism Key Introductory Concepts
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Mind - conscious thinking Brain- an organ A. Mind vs. Brain Problem (similar to "Psychological" vs "Physiological") Tell me, where is fancy bred, In the heart or in the head? Shakespeare Merchant of Venice III.2
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Relationship between mind and brain B . Monism - mind and brain consist of the same physical substance e.g.) The mind is brain activity The mind emerges from organized brain structure and activity A. Dualism - the mind and brain are fundamentally different and exist apart from one another. e.g.) Descartes: mind and body interacts at the pineal gland, ‘seat of soul’
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Early evidence in support of monism b. Electrical stimulation - Stimulation of different parts of the brain result in different a. Brain damage - When you lose part of your brain, you may lose part of your "mind"
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Nature vs. Nurture
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course BIO 359K taught by Professor Mcclelland during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Intro2_S12 - PSY308 BIOPSYCHOLOGY Overview Key introductory...

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