Textbook Notes (369,074)
Canada (162,369)
Psychology (9,699)
PSYB65H3 (479)
Ted Petit (185)
Chapter 1

PSYB65 chapter 1.docx

2 Pages
56 Views

Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYB65H3
Professor
Ted Petit

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Description
Chapter 1 The 10% myth is just a myth. Started with Flourens and Lashley where they damaged animal brains up to 90% and animals could still do basic functions and this was than generalized to hmans and popularized through famous individuals. However still a myth Psychology – study of behavior, and attempt to describe them explain and predict, or even change behavior Neuropsychology – study of relation between behavior and brain activity - Clinical neuropsychology – concerned with psychological assessment, management, and rehabilitation of neurological disease and injury - Experimental neuropsychology – how human behavior arises from brain activity, which includes explaining how patterns of behavioural impairments can be explained in terms of disruptions to damaged neural components. o Also called cognitive neuropsychology or cognitive neuroscience We study history because - It provides insights into development of science. Gives us info about what is left to discover - Illustrates many instances within discipline in which researchers were wrong about nature of brain-behavior relationships. - Empedocles was a philospopher. Believed heart was souroce of human behavior – cardiac/cardiocentrichypothesis - Aristotle thought heart was source of thought and sensation. Argued brain served as radiator cooling blood. (actually blood cools brain) and heart is not actual source of behaviour - Hippocrates and Galen said brain is responsible – cephalocentric hypothesis/brain hypothesis o But they were wrong about how it worked. Galen thought ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid = cognition) - Ancient people knew about the importance of brain. There’s been evidence of surgery performed through skull (trephination) - Early theories did not recognize brain for cognitive functions but for passive interpreter of signals Mind-body problem - Descartes presented a reflexive theory of control of behaviourin which he described the flow of animal spirits through valvules within nervous tissue filaments. Accounted for reflexes and involuntary behaviours but not voluntary behavior - Descrates believed voluntary behaviours depended on the rational decision making soul located in pineal gland. Only part of brain that doesn’t come in a pair. - Pineal surrounded b
More Less
Unlock Document

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit