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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
2013-14 Example Starters
When I was a kid...
In the future...
At a concert...
In a world...
If you were raised by wolves...
At a restaurant...
Basically I got in trouble because...
One does not simply...
If you were alone in the world...
When the zombies come...
When you're driving...
When I have kids...
We could test this out...
If we didn't have this...
In a rap battle...
I could use my knowledge of this to predict that...
While studying for my test...
_______ is related to _______ because...
When you are playing call of duty...
Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
: Both halves of the brain which are covered by the
are connected to each other by the
Both the right and left halves of the brain which are covered by the wrinkled outer layer of the brain.
Though each hemisphere has its own specialized functions, both hemispheres work together to produce our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
controls the left side of the body while the
controls the right side of the body.
specializes in language processing while the
specializes in processing visual and spatial information.
Examples of Cerebral Hemispheres
regulates positive emotions, controls muscles used in speech, and controls sequence of movements.
also controls spontaneous speaking and writing, memory for words and numbers, and the understanding of speech and writing.
regulates negative emotions, responses to simple commands, and memory for shapes and music.
is also responsible for interpreting spatial relationships and visual images, and for recognizing faces.
Sperry's Split-Brain Experiment
showed that the two cerebral hemispheres can work independently of each other by performing experiments on split-brain patients (whose
were cut). The experiments demonstrated that the patients' abilities to describe the objects, either visually or verbally, depended on which visual field the objects were presented in, and which cerebral hemisphere was activated in interpreting this stimulus. If objects were presented in the right visual field (processed in the
), then patients could verbally describe the objects accurately but had difficulty with drawing the image. However, if objects were presented in the left visual field (processed in the
), then patients could draw the object but not explain it verbally. Sperry's experiments thus clearly demonstrate
because it explains that each hemisphere has its own specialized functions.
because they are the two different cerebral hemispheres.
because it is the thin gray-matter that covers both cerebral hemispheres.
because it is the band of nerve cells that connects the two hemispheres.
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