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Psychology notes - fundamental insights (Dolderman)

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Psychology
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PSY100H1
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Dan Dolderman

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Office Sidney Smith 4042Email psy100psychutorontocaFundamental InsightsSeptember1311615 PMFundamental insights of psychologyFundamental insight 1Reality is a story told by our brainsOur brains are artists not mirrorsOur experiences do not reflect reality itself but rather a constructionor representation of realityThis construction process involves a lot of guesswork filling in the gapsSubjective representation occurs within the brainFundamental insight 2We only have access to a limited subset of realityThe limitations of our sensory perceptual system are due toThe sensitivity of our sensory mechanismsOur attentional capacity is not infiniteFundamental insight 3What is knowledge Everything is neural conversationsYour brain is an incredibly intricate network of neurons they communicate and form larger patterns and structures and forms systems of meaning and patterns of communicationWhen neurons release their electrochemical messages to other neurons an association begins to form between themThe more they communicate the stronger the association gets until it becomes virtually automatic and instantaneous like how we build relationships with others and share private jokes with our friendsThese neural conversations are not independent that would be really confusing The neural communications in the brain are interdependent Our neural conversat
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