Psych 1XX3 – Lecture – Week 4 – Neuroscience II
Top Down Processing: what you see is influenced by your acquired beliefs.
Information Processing and Self-deception:
Have individuals come in and tell them to hold their arm in an ice bucket as long as they
Tell them a story about two types of hearts that they are studying. SO you are either type
1 or type 2 – hearts will react differently with exercise.
o Type 1 + exercise = more sensitive to cold water
o Type 2 heart + exercise = less sensitive to cold water.
o “cold tolerance is healthy” increase time
o “cold tolerance is unhealthy” decrease time
29% said that there was NO CHANGE, some admitted to change because “water was
Are we living this narrative of our life?
o Yes, changing the story to your own narrative.
Welcome to the Matrix
The brain constructs your world
Hebbian learning provides a mechanism for neural coding
Connections and Disconnections
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Novel
The case of the imposter syndrome:
o 5 week coma after a car accident
o Perform cognitive and memory tasks – knows who he is, job, etc.
o Physician notices that he seems distant from his parents and stand-off-ish. He
asks what’s going on, and the patient says, “those are not my parents”, they look
like my parents, but I sure that they are not my parents.
o Claims they paid professional actors to play his parents hiding behind a mask.
o Related to visual processing in stages build up visual processing until you
finally recognize the stimulus this happens before being sent to the
o Capgras Delusion and the temporal lobe neurons in the FFG respond to
faces. Amygdalae assess the emotional significance of a stimulus.
Recognition without em