Biological Psychology (10th Edition) by James W. Kalat

By James W. Kalat

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As you will find throughout this text, experiences and brain activities appear B C inseparable. Stimulation of any brain area provokes an experience, and any experience evokes brain activity. 5 René Descartes’s conception of brain and mind have mental activity without brain activity. You Descartes understood how light from an object (the arrow) reached the retinas can still use terms like mind or mental activity at the back of the eyes. The letters and numbers represent pathways that he imagined from the retinas to the pineal gland, a small unpaired organ in the if you make it clear that you regard these terms brain.

For example, understanding the function of a behavior helps explain its evolution. Sometimes, understanding the development of a behavior sheds light on possible physiological mechanisms. Ideally, we want to understand behavior from as many aspects as possible. com STOP & CHECK 1. How does an evolutionary explanation differ from a functional explanation? 4 A seadragon, an Australian fish related to the sea- horse, lives among kelp plants, looks like kelp, and usually drifts slowly and aimlessly, acting like kelp.

I do not mean that memorizing the names and functions of brain parts and chemicals is unusually interesting. I mean that biological psychology addresses fascinating issues that should excite anyone who is curious about nature. 1 A dorsal view (from above) and a ventral view (from below) of the human brain The brain has an enormous number of divisions and subareas; the labels point to a few of the main ones on the surface of the brain. 2 Spinal cord Dr. 2 Neurons, magnified The brain is composed of individual cells called neurons and glia.

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