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Lecture 1

PSYC 211 Lecture 1: Lecture 1

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PSYC 211
Jonathan Britt

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Lecture 1: Origins of behavioural neuroscience Aspects of consciousness in the brain What is the mind? Consciousness? If physical, where are they located? Define consciousness by some state of awareness awareness of thoughts memories and feelings Having awareness gives a subjective experience If a being is capable of having subjective experiences, there is something like to be that person Rocks or calculator? Nothing to be like it, has no awareness Neuroscientists believe that they arrive from neuro processes that occur in the brain evolve from evolution to help with survival consciousness can be altered You can change peoples awareness of the world Peoples perceptions of the world can be changed by playing with the brain Something unique to the brain to change the perception of the world What specific cells in the brain make up consciousness? Those studies have not been successful dont know which neurons make us consciousness Major case studies: In the 1940s frontal labotamy pick on top of eye socket and tear the frontal lobes and they said it was successful to treat mental illness of any kind Early 50s over 20,000 had been done Nobel prize given for this Conception of the brain at this time Mental illness related to brain function, can we cut things to cure it? Surgery talking about used for epilepsy Runaway excitation of the brain Neuro activity excitation of the neurons and it can spread in the brain comes about for different reasons and if it involves motor cortex= convulsions of the body but rare Convulsions to spacing out and everything in between For some people, very serious condition many episodes a day What can we cut out of the brain to stop epilepsy? One doctor said cut the brain in half
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