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Brain & Behaviour

Opening Lecture Course PSY1023 Maastricht University Michael Capalbo
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Michael Capalbo

on 31 October 2016

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Transcript of Brain & Behaviour

A little quiz: Who’s brain is this?
Questions answered…
Before you go…
Synaptic level
Circuit level

Yes
No
Can we
unconsciously
perceive messages?

10 %
50 %
90 %
How much of our brain do we use?
What do you know about the brain?
Why does it make you feel good?
Levels
of explanation:

Brain areas
The cells
The way cells communicate
The ways to look at brains and cells

Apply to:

moving, sleeping, eating and sex, drugs

Course Structure
Multiple books and no ‘guide’
Biological knowledge assumed
Factual knowledge & insight
…lots of hard work!
New horizons will open!
It is do-able if you work hard
A warning

Yes
No
Adult humans don’t grow new braincells
We use only 10 %
If we just train that other 90 % …
A few minutes of training a day
The other 90 % is psychic
Myth
What is your ideal party outfit?
What causes jetlag?
Why do you have a bad craving?
PC, Mac OS, iOS,
YouTube
Do in first week!
Hand in before group of 23d
Practical Virtual Anatomy
Problem, learning goals!
Certainly but not exclusively:
2 of 3 books, e-reader, lectures
Unclear: follow-up learning goals
Student forums (on eleUM)
Ask me after every lecture

Most important slide of today!
What is part of the exam
Circuit
Colum
Layer
Cell
Dendrite
Soma
Axon
Synaps
Molecule
Social
Organ
Neural systems
Brain regions
Hemispheres
Lobes
Sulci & Gyri
(Sub-) Cortex
White & Grey matter
Levels
Journey to the Next Frontier
Brain regions
Cortex
Sulci & Gyri
Hemispheres
Lobes
White matter
Grey matter
Brain regions
Neural systems
Organ
Social
Levels of Analysis I
Sub-optimal priming
Subliminal influence?
At the movies…
The tv test
The bible test
The kind of images?
History
Axon
Soma
Dendrite
Cellular level
Layer
Columns
Circuit level
Molecule
Synaps
Cell
Circuit
Brain is ‘expensive’
Brain damage is bad
Neurosurgery, EEG, PET, fMRI finds no ‘silent areas’
Neural regeneration
Knowledge
No best book
Very good to own one
Read one scan the other for each task
Not necessarily a whole chapter
Luna-tik counter or Bookstore
Pinel
Carlson
Breedlove
Books
Introduction
Neural Levels
Levels of Analysis II
Applied Anatomy
Cortex
Cerebellum
Brainstem
course
Practical information
PSY1023
Body & Behaviour
Opening Lecture
Michael Capalbo

lateral fissure
central sulcus
anterior
posterior
longitudiunal fissure
Having your period
Having a brain tumor
Eating junk food
Taking Anabolic steroids
Body -> Behaviour
Imagine you are in bed, nice and
warm, slowly falling asleep, hard
beating slowly....

Now imagine...
Important Point 1
Important point 2:
Behaviour -> Body
You will need these levels later
Studentportal

Video!
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