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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB51H3
Professor
Matthias Niemeier
Semester
Fall

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Doctrine of specific nerve energiesThe central idea of this doctrine is that we only are only aware of our own nerves and not of the outside word Ie When we close our eyes and rub our eyes we can still see light It doesnt matter HOW are nerves are stimulated it matters which ones are stimulatedCranial NervesOculomotortrochlearabducens are nerves dedicated to the eyesMullerVitalismDoctrine of specific nerve energiesNeuronal ConnectionsSantiago Cajal Discovered that there were gaps in between neuron cellsSherrington named the tiny gap synapsefrom the greek word meaning to fasten togetherDemonstrated that the speed of transmission decreased at these synapses Drugs that are pyschoactive such as amphetamines work by increasing or decreasing the effectiveness of different neurotransmitterMachinesMEGVery expensive therefore less common than EEGMaintains a good measure of timing of populations of neurons while
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