Theory of comutation: when involves with computers, can take a big math problem and solve it
SNARC- artificial neural network:
All these mental processes, how are they happening in the brain, how are different regions
hooked up and how they talk to each other. – physiology
In search of the mind:
First thought that the heart gives rise to the mind. This was obviously wrong. It seems to be the
When ppl damage different parts of the brain, different problems came about. He made a link
looking at a brain injury.
o His approach was through rationalism.
o Reflexes: important for neurological and motor health. For a reflex in the knee, the
signal goes from knee to spine to knee. With reflexes, you don’t need the pain. The
brain can put the brake on reflexes.
o Disconnecting brain from spine, the reflex is stronger. Descartes was wrong
o The idea of dualism: the relationship between the brain and the mind.
o Monoism: the brain gives rise to the mind, what the brain does is what the mind is.
The pineal gland: tiny gland in the brain, the only place in the brain that isn’t on both sides.
Important for the day night cycle.
Hoe Is the brain organized:
o Same as monoism: the entire brain works together and there is no specialization.
o Gall: phrenology
Felt the skull and thought that if certain brain regions are more developed, then
its more specialized that the others.
Localization of function: one way to study how the different parts of the brain is
functioning is by seeing the change after that part is injured.
The father of neuropsychology is ALEXANDER LURIA
he thought of networks. A better way of thinking abut thins is that there is lots
of regions working together to support language.
He cautioned us to not create maps of the brain to where this chunk does this
The man with a shattered world. By oliver sacks