PSYB65H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Neuron Doctrine, Neurology, Olfaction

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Neuropsychology the of behaviour and the activity of the brain attempts to describe, explain, predict, and change behaviour. Clinical neuropsychology the branch of neuropsychology concerned with psychological assessment, management, and rehabilitation of neurological disease and injury. Heart, mind, and brain: the early history of neuropsychology. Provides important insights into the development of the science and gives info about what is left to discover. Shows many instance with the discipline in which researchers were wrong about the nature of the brain-behaviour relationships. Empedocles -> cardiocentric hypothesis the hypothesis that the heart was the center for cognitive and emotional function (a source of human behaviour) Aristole - > came to the same conclusion but different reasons. Truth: blood cools the brain and heart is not a source of behaviour. Hippocrates & galen -> cephalocentric/brain hypothesis the hypothesis that the brain is heart was the source of thought and sensation.

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