PSYB64H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Computational Neuroscience, Sleep Deprivation, Color Blindness

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Incorporates the elds of psychology, biology, chemistry, medicine, mathematics, psychics, engineering, and computer science: can relate different elds with biological psych in order to nd new careers. Ex: psychiatry, behavioural medicine, developmental psych, etc. From molecules to behaviour: the functions of the brain and nervous system on many different levels. Molecular level: what are molecules doing to change the behaviour of a person. Cellular level: what"s changing with the cell and how might environmental behaviour change a cell: cells change with learning depending on the environment its in. Synaptic level: how do cells communicate and how info crosses and how this effects behaviour. Network level: how many networks are involved with effecting behaviour. Behaviour level:look at behaviour as an indicator of change. Computational neuroscience: comp neuroscience is involved in all of the levels listed above. In prehistoric times, people used to drill holes in skulls in order to let the demons out . Many of these victims survived the operation.

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