BRW: Chapter 2
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Four different experimental traditions that have led to our present understanding of the structure and function of the brain:
In the 19th century, scientists made important adv
What was Benjamin Libets free will experiment? What did it demonstrate?
Benjamin Libets experiment contained subjects who were allowed to flick their
wrists by their own freedom and the time of being consciously aware they were
going to move
Biological Psychology Exam 1 Review Sheet
Related Fields to Biological Psychology
Biological Psychology application of the principles of biology to the study of
physiology, genetic, and development mechanisms of behavior in human and
Reminder: Test Tuesday!
Treatment of psychiatric disorders using drugs is
relatively recent; starting in psychopharmacology
explosion in 1950s
Before, options were surgery or crude/ineffective
drugs or mental health in
Bio psych discussion notes
What is free will?
o Independence in making actions and decisions that is not determined by physical laws
o Events are bound causally in such a way that any state is completely determined by prior
states ( someone wh
Bio psych new unit notes (12.1.2015)
Test will cover last half of ch. 16 (psychopathologies), all of ch. 17 (learning and memory), and ch. 19
(language and hemispheric asymmetry)
Ch. 16 psychopathology
Biological/brain differences in Schizoph
Robo- Monkeys Reward
What makes spinal cord injuries so devastating?
o Its permanent damage
How are Dr. Miguel Nicolelis and his lab trying to solve this problem?
o Implanting microelectrodes into brain
o Monkeys ta