PSYCH261 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Neuron, Synapse, Spinal Cord

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Course Structure:
All content is found in textbook
modules are..
organized by topic -
assigned readings from text -
vocab quiz - all of the vocab words are highlighted in textbook!!! Vocab
quizzes worth 10% of grade.
lecture
web resources:
mypsychkit.com
other materials
Assessments:
all answers in textbook/assigned readings.
lectures highlight important points
vocab quizzes
midterm 1: 15% following module 3 **study this material.
midterm 2: 25% follows module 7: 25%
final exam 50%
bonus points 5%: online study surveys (3) and review research articles (2%)
instructions in course content.
Study Tips:
one module a week at least
little bit every day - study in small increments.
develop a routine
read once for a big picture, then read it again for notes.
listen to lecture
read text to find details
assess understanding - try to explain it out loud.
practice test and flash cards on mypsychkit.com
focus on weaknesses
move on.
physiological psychology
Psychology came from philosophy
what does it mean to think?
what is a mind?
what is consciousness?
descartes, kant, mill, etc.
physiology was used to explain the mind
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Helmholtz - combination of this advance in physiology and this
progression in philosophical study led to people thinking that physiology
could be used to study the mind.
Wundt - authored the first modern textbook of scientific psychology.
What is consciousness?
can we change consciousness?
yes. we do this when we sleep, when we take medications, we alter
our consciousness.
can we change personality?
the highest aspect of our personhood is something that can be
affected by the physiology of our brains and neutron systems.
what role does the mind play in behaviour?
produce motor skills - move, touch, grab.
physiological psychology is the study of the physiology of the nervous system
that supports the performance of complex behaviours.
the study of physiological as it relates to the production of behaviour.
Lessons from Blindsight
What does it take to be conscious?
What does it take to be aware?
Does it actually take your whole brain?
no it does not.
Split Brain
Corpus Callosum
a large tract of fibres that connect all brain cells from the right hemisphere of your
brain to the brain cells on the left side of your brain.
Epilepsy involves a coordinated activity of their nerve cells that is
excessive and severe leading to seizures.
Seizuers are severe when both side of the brain are active at the
same time.
one approach to treating these cases is for a neurosurgeon to go in
and make a section of the corpus callosum. He cuts it in half and
disconnects the right half of the brain from the left half of the brain.
this is proof that you don’t need your whole brain for
consciousness. This is the Split Brain concept.
Language is localized int eh left hemisphere.
Auditory information goes to both hemispheres.
Olfactory information - each nostril goes to one side of the brain and one side
alone in most people.
Rubber Hand Illusion
a person’s hand is placed out of sight below a table.
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Vocab quiz - all of the vocab words are highlighted in textbook!!! Midterm 1: 15% following module 3 **study this material. Midterm 2: 25% follows module 7: 25% Bonus points 5%: online study surveys (3) and review research articles (2%) final exam 50% instructions in course content. Study tips: little bit every day - study in small increments. Read once for a big picture, then read it again for notes. Assess understanding - try to explain it out loud. Practice test and flash cards on mypsychkit. com listen to lecture focus on weaknesses. Physiology was used to explain the mind. Helmholtz - combination of this advance in physiology and this progression in philosophical study led to people thinking that physiology could be used to study the mind. Wundt - authored the first modern textbook of scientific psychology. Yes. we do this when we sleep, when we take medications, we alter our consciousness.

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