PSYB65H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Clinical Neuropsychology, Frontal Lobe, Paul Broca

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The 10% myth: claim that humans use only 10% of their brain, only a myth. The truth being that the brain plays a major role in producing human behavior. Psychology: the study of behaviour and attempting to describe, explain, predict and change behaviors. Neuropsychology: also the study of behaviour, including the relation between behaviour and the activity of the brain, assuming that the brain is partially responsible for one"s behaviour. Clinical neuropsychology: the branch of neuropsychology dealing with psychological assessment, management, and rehabilitation of neurological disease and injury. Experimental neuropsychology: also known as cognitive neuroscience, the branch of neuropsychology focusing on how human behaviour arises from brain activity, including how behavioural changes can be explained in terms of neural components. Heart, mind and brain: the early history of neuropsychology. Empedocles: a philosopher who proposed the idea of the cardiac or cardiocentric hypothesis , where the heart was the source of behavior.

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