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PSYCH 3513: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

School: Ohio State University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 27

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Egocentrism Explored: Understanding and Overcoming Our Inward Focus
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Egocentrism, a cognitive bias, causes individuals to prioritize their perspectives, influencing decisions and interactions. Using relatable scenarios with college students and vacation planning, we examine how egocentrism operates and ways to challenge this bias through empathy and perspective-taking.

Primary Visual Cortex (V1): Decoding Our Visual Brain
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Explore the essential role of the primary visual cortex, Area V1, in processing our visual world. Understand its location in the occipital lobe and its interactions with structures like the thalamus. Uncover the intricate stages that make vision possible.

Functionalism in Psychology: Understanding Thoughts & Behaviors
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Explore the principles of functionalistic psychology, from its emphasis on understanding the purpose behind our thoughts and behaviors to its integration of pragmatism and evolutionary perspectives. Discover how context, individual differences, and a holistic approach play pivotal roles in this psychological framework.

Stress Unfolded: Hans Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome
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Explore Hans Selye's groundbreaking General Adaptation Syndrome, detailing the body's three-stage response to stress. Learn about the physiological reactions in each stage, from alarm to exhaustion. Grasp the importance of managing chronic stress and its potential health implications.

Ester's Mystery: Binocular Cues & Selective Attention
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Ester's perception is influenced by binocular cues aiding in depth judgement. Her decision to investigate hinges on signal detection theory discerning significance in stimuli. Her actions are swayed by perceptual set based on past experiences and her balance managed by the vestibular sense comes into play. The gate-control theory sheds light on her pain perception after the fall.

Unraveling Motivation: How Different Perspectives Shape Our Drive
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Unpack the different psychological perspectives on motivation, from biological drives to socio-cultural influences. Understand how internal and external factors shape our desire and commitment. Explore the roles of conscious and unconscious elements in motivating behavior.

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