PSY100H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Spinal Cord, Cerebellum, Subliminal Stimuli

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Phrenology: based on idea of functional localization, assess personality traits/mental abilities by measuring bumps on skull. Flourens (critic) thought that brain worked as single unit o: karl lashley: believed in equipotentiality: all parts of the cortex contributed equally to mental abilities. We know today that brain is a patchwork of highly specialized areas. Broca"s area: first strong evidence supporting a specialized brain the left frontal region of the brain that is crucial to the production of language. Mind is adaptive: brain"s specialized mechanisms regulate breathing, food intake, sexual behavior, bodily fluids & sensory systems, some basic roles have changed little over evolution, e. g. breathing. Part of cns, a rope of neural tissue that runs from pelvis to base of skull. Segmented into 2 tissue types: grey matter, dominated by cell bodies of neurons, white matter, mostly axons and myelin sheaths, distinguishable in brain as well.

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