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Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Prof.
Semester
Fall

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September 12, 12 PSYCH 100 Lecture 1 Wednesday Modules 1. History, Methods, Health, Mental Disorders, and Treatment 2. Nervous ststem, Sensation and Perception, Learning and Memory December break 3. Language, Intelligence, Reasoning, Social and Cognitive Development Reading Week 4. *last module Hubel and Wiesel’s kittens  ­ neuroscientists that figured out how the visual cortex develops. What single cells  responded to a bar of light on the screen. Cells that fire only when the bar of light  is at a certain angle or moving in a certain direction. ­ What would happen if a newborn cat only got information from one eye. Depth  perception is disturbed. What happens to the part of the brain that doesn’t get  used? The part of their brain that would normally register didn’t really develop.  The recovery of their vision was delayed. ­ How long they go without stimulation for that eye, even if that vision is restored  later on that part of the brain will never develop fully. So it depends how long we  go without binocular vision we don’t fully develop. We need to intervene earlier if  we find a child’s vision doesn’t converge.  So there is a sensitive or critical period. The Romanian Orphans ­ 1967 A dictator had a pro­natalist policy (belief that promotes human  reprod
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