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University of Guelph
PSYC 2390
Lana Trick

Chapter 2The Brain The Minds Computer Early Hypothesis y Ventricles cavities in the center of the brain y Pineal gland thought to be over the ventricles y Disorders of the brain were disorders of chemistrySignals traveling in Neurons y Most important problem determining the structure of the nervous system y Reticular theory nervous system consisted of a large network of fused nerve cells y Neuron theory nervous system consisted of distinct elements or cells y Staining chemical technique that caused nerve cells to become colouredRecoding from Neurons y Record electrical signals from single sensory neurons o Valuable information of what is happening in the nervous system o Different neurons may react differently to particular stimulussituationBasic Structure of the Brain y most mysterious thing in the world y Cerebral cortex 2mm thick layer that covers the surface of the brain and contains the machinery for creating perception memory language and thinking y odular organization specific functions are served by specific areas of the cortex y Primary receiving areas first area in cerebral c
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