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PSYB64H3 (201)
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Psyb64- Ch1 & 2

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Psychology
Course
PSYB64H3
Professor
Janelle Leboutillier
Semester
Fall

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CH1Introducing Biological PsychologyBiological Psychology is defined as the branches of psychology that studies the biological foundations of behavior emotions and mental processesBased on Egyptian texts Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus represents the oldest known medical writing in historyHippocrates identified epilepsy as originating in the brain Aristotle believed that the heart was the source of intelligence Herophilus known as father of anatomy and believed that the ventricles played this important role Galen made disections of animals Rene De Cartes was notes for the mechanical nature of movement and for his support ofmindbody dualism which is a philosophical perspective in which the body is mechanistic whereas the mind is separate and nonphysical Galvani attached the antennas from a tv to the legs of a frog Cajals concept now known as the Neuron Doctrine that the nervous system was composed of an array of separate independent cells
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