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Neuroscience History & Evolution

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Transcript of Neuroscience History & Evolution

Neuroscience History & Evolution
PHRENOLOGY
EVOLUTION
CHANGE

Write down 4-6
personality traits
Positive or Negative
What is the major function of the brain?
Biological Roots
of Psychology
GREEK
Behavior is based in the heart
Brain is a radiator
Hippocrates:
First to say that brain controls behavior
DESCARTES
Dualism
Brain controls body through mechanism
Pineal Gland
NERVES
Galvani
Electronic Stimulation from nerves to muscle
Muller
Different types of Nerves
Flourens
Experimental Ablation
Broca
Brain Localization
Functionalism
Natural Selection
Neoteny
HAMMER WORLD
Breaking Large Rocks to get Hammer Food
Precision Hammering Glass
ROMANS
Galen
Agree?
Aristotle
460 - 370 B.C.E.
130-200 C.E.
1600s
1700s
1800s
1800s
1861
1810-1840
1859
Why did humans evolve bigger brains?
Why is a bigger brain better?
The Brain Today
Technology
Neurotransmitters - 1970
fMRI - 1980s
Action Potential - 1980s
Mirror Neurons - 1992
Organization of Olfactory - 2004
Brain's positioning system - 2014
Human Connectome Project
GREAT THINGS ARE COMING
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