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Week One Notes

by: Nicholas Petrusevski

Week One Notes Psych 300

Nicholas Petrusevski
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Psych 300 Intro Brain & Behavior i
Dr. Grippo (Psych 300)
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Date Created: 08/25/16
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Psych. 300 Week #1 Notes Nervous System - detect stimuli - determine significance - make a decision ‘execute’ a response = touch a hot stove, withdraw finger -make a decision (Integration of information) -brain creates new information -ex: visual system….brain understand neural signals…..does not understand light, but makes it meaningful (Excitation and Inhibition) -Excitation: initiation of activity -Inhibition: cessation of activity -behavioral results depends of functions of neurons -Ex: Ritalin to treat ADHD (Serial vs. Parallel Processing) -different brain system organization (Localized vs, Distributed Processing) 1 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 -example: recognizing a face -distributed: vision, memory, social, emotion -Localized: Fusiform gyrus (Dualism vs, Monism) -Dualism: -mind and body independent body-physical / mind spiritual -Monism: -mind and body one entity -mind-product of the brain (Phrenology) -greek roots: phren = mind / logos = study brain = mind / size= power (Genetics) -gene analysis -Epigenetics- what kind of changes (Behavior) -learning and memory 2 Wednesday, August 24, 2016 -motivation *done in animals, sometimes humans 3


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