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Chapter 2

PSYC 267 Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-267
Professor
Taylor
Chapter
2

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Introduction to the Physiology of Perception
THE BRAIN: THE MIND’S COMPUTER
Brief History of the Physiological Approach
Basic Structure of the Brain
NEURONS: CELLS THAT CREATE AND TRANSMIT ELECTRICAL
SIGNALS
Structure of Neurons
Recording Electrical Signals in Neurons
Recording From a Neuron
Chemical Basis of Action Potentials
Basic Properties of Action Potentials
Events at the Synapse
NEURAL PROCESSING: EXCITATION, INHIBITION, AND
INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NEURONS
Excitation, Inhibition, and Neural Responding
Introduction to Receptive Fields
Determining a Neuron’s Receptive Field
THE SENSORY CODE: HOW THE ENVIRONMENT IS REPRESENTED
BY THE FIRING OF NEURONS
Specificity Coding: Representation by the Firing of Single Neurons
Distributed Coding: Representation by the Firing of Groups of Neurons
Sparse Coding: Distributed Coding With Just a Few Neurons
THE MIND–BODY PROBLEM
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