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Psy100h1 Class Detail notes Topic 3 pt1
Psy100h1 Class Detail notes Topic 3 pt1

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School
University of Toronto St. George
Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
doldeman
Semester
Winter

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Topic 3 The Brain The question of how the ebb and flow of a highly developed mind can be catered to by aphysical brain and the related question of how the one impacts the other are the hardest ever challenges to human ingenuity and imaginationsusan greenfieldNeuronsRemember the mindbody problemHow have psychologists resolved thisWell in a way they havent but for the most part the seat of the soul is thought to be a bunch of goo in your head comprised of NEURONS and other types of cells but neurons get all the gloryNeuronsConsciousness as an Emergent PropertyOne ant is no antThe one ant is going to randomly walk around until it diesA million ants is a viable community of organisms that exhibits coordinated selfdirected behaviourOne neuron is no neuron100 billion neurons is youInterneuronsInterneurons vastly outnumber Motor and Sensory Neurons several million of each compared to 100 billion interneuronsInterneurons facilitate withinCNS transmission of informationStructure of a NeuronDendrites Tree like Receive information from other neurons and transmit towards the cell bodyCommunication device packed with receptorsBeginning of transmissionDifferent chemical firing to receiving informationCell body
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