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McMaster University
Joe Kim

Psych Lecture 5: Neuroscience - Brain is metabolically expensive - Head Start vs. Getting Ahead o Brain Food and Cognition o Maze Training – Younger Mice Perform better then older mice  Glucose reaching brain was less in old mice  Same think in humans – performance in memory tasks equated to initial blood glucose level - Case Studies and the connected brain o The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tails Oliver sacks o Case studies help us make observations that make initial start-up, and insight into natural type of experiment as we cannot experimentally ethically make subject have lesions in brain  The case of the imposter syndrome  real life case Cacara illusion  David was in coma for 5 weeks, things seem to be fine – he can carry out conservation, memory seems intact  You observe that when meeting his parents, he is distant/on edge –  He believes that those people look like his parents but they are not his parentshe feels like those people are wearing a mask and acting like his parent  Lot of possible explanations: o Memories are intact but obviously some type of emotional disturbance o Differences in interacting with his parent – if he hears his parents first he will recognize them but if he sees them first he  Common symptoms: someone who you have an emotional connection with suddenly seem like an imposter o Freudian Explanation: There is an unconscious attraction to his mother that he was repressing, but damage releases attraction but since this is against society he reconciles this by saying that he doesn’t believe that person to be his mother  Invalid- b/c people also had the same thing with pets o Onset of szchichophrenia?  Visual Processing in Stages: o 1.Stimuli = recognition o 2.Visual stimuli = emotional reaction o Cagras delusion and the temporal lobes  Neurons in the FFG respond to faces  When get stimuli, FFG recognizes face, and Amygdala asses the emotional significance of a stimulus  When you recognize the person you care about flood of good feelings  In cagras delusion, there seems to be a disconnection b/t FFG and amygdala  More common for visual recognition then auditory recognition  When David sees parents he thinks they are impostersvisual stimuli overpowers auditory stimuli  When David talks to them on the phone he believes that they are actually his parents because there is still a auditory connection with the amygdala  Main points: o Recognition without emotion o Delusion does not occur
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