Psychology 312-1



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Psychology 312-1

Physiological Basis of Behavior

jp-rosenfeld@northwestern.edu

We study how the brain makes mind and behavior

METHODS (in oversimplification terms):

1.Lesions (Ablation): Oldest Method; 2 ways:

a) Natural: Take them as they come (bullet holes, tumors; “Neuropsychology”.)

b) You do it: chemicals, electricity (cheap).

2. Stimulation: “the opposite of lesions.” Again, electrical or chemical.

3. Recording: a)Imaging (PET, fMRI), b)Electrophysiology (EEG, ERP from neuron populations, or from single neurons)

Lesions and Stimulation…

  • ….. Assume that single structures are responsible for single behavior patterns or psychological functions. This is the height of naiveté, to wit……...
  • “Structure A is substrate for anger.” Ergo…

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