Classical conditioning-learn two types of events go together (scary movie and heart beating faster) neutral
object comes to elicit a reflexive response when associated w/ stimulus that already produces response
April 18th Lecture
Pre-frontal Cortex: Decisions
Brain wrinkled (cerebral cortex) for more surface area
Serotonin- transmitter than is involved in getting depressed (low levels = depressed)
Experience changes the brain (plasticity)
MRIs Seeing the differe
March 30th Lecture
Psychology scientific study of mind (mental activity), brain (biological substrate) and behavior (explicit
Interrelation (not separate sects) of all the above:
Brain underlies all the mental activities and all of our actions.
May 4th Lecture
Adaptive Solutions: make it more likely that we will survive. Brain solves these adaptive problems.
Interacting with people makes us about to adapt.
Social Brain: Need to have an ability to reflect on yourself so you can understand other p
May 18th Lecture
Cross Species Comparisons
Homology: behavior pattern that is common to genetically similar species and probably inherited from a
Analogy: Behavior pattern common to species that are not genetically similar.
If we see a be
Chapter 4 was only loosely covered in class. As such, all of Chapter 4 is fair
game for the exam. That said, there are only 5 questions from Chapter 4 on the
Chapter 6: Learning and Reward:
Be able to define:
-classical conditioning: a typ