Textbook Notes (368,562)
Canada (161,962)
Psychology (1,978)
PS263 (145)
Chapter 1

Biopsychology Chapter 1 Notes.docx

2 Pages
129 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PS263
Professor
Bruce Mc Kay
Semester
Winter

Description
1/10/2013 2:10:00 PM Biopsychology Chapter Notes Chapter 1: Introduction  The human brain is an amazingly intricate netword of neurons (cells that receive and transmit electrochemical signals)  Neuroscience proves to be the brain’s ultimate challenge: Does the brain have the capacity to understand something so complex as itself?  Major themes of this book: o Think creatively about biopsychology  thinking in productive, unconventional ways o Clinical Implications  Pertaining to illness or treatment o The Evolutionary Perspective  Important compnenet is the comparative approach, trying to understand biological phenomena by comparing them in different species o Neuroplasticity  Recent research has demonstrated that the human adult brain is a plastic (changeable) organ that continually grows and changes in response to an individual’s genes and experiences. Section 1.1: Biopsychology  Biopsychology is the scientific study of the biology of behaviour o Also referred to as behavioural neuroscience, behavioural biology, psychobiology  D.O.Hebb, played a large role in the founding of biopsychology o Biopsychology is very much in its infancy, meaning that in studying the subject, you are studying current research Section 1.3: What types of research characterize the biopsychology approach  Human and Nonhuman Subjects o Of the nonhumans, rats are the most common subjects; however, mice, cats, dogs, and nonhuman primates are also commonly used o Differences between the brains of human and those of related species are more quantitative than qualit
More Less

Related notes for PS263

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