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Neurologist around 1900, studied epilepsy
Inability to form new memories, e.g. Oliver Sack
s Matte of Identity about man who thought he was still working in a deli
cluster of cells near front of thalamus in middle of brain. stimulate and experience intense pleasure.
left frontal lob
seems to be involved in feeling good
when stimulated, people sometimes experience god, spiritual experiences. esp, left temporal lobe.
Pierre Paul Broca
named limbic system. large c-shaped fiber tracts in brain, related to emotion.
gets input from all sensory systems. smell is directly wired to limbic system; straight from amygdala.
Anatomist. 1935 noticed rabies victims experienced rage before dying.
Limbic system responsible for experience and expression of emotion.
mediated by connections between limbic system and frontal lobes.
emotional salience: triggered by amygdala and transmitted to limbic system so you become emotionally aroused.
expression of emotions. conductor of endocrine orchestra. survival center.
1. releases hormones, part of mind-body interaction
2. sends commands to autonomic nervous system
3. drives 4Fs: fight, flight, feed, sex.
aka sociobiology. human traits and propensities can be attributed to natural selection.
is there a religious part of brain? why not a cooking part of brain?
capgras syndrome, delusion
belief that parents or close family are impostors
part of cell that supplies energy to cell
Alfred Russel Wallace
Contemporary of darwin who also theorized about natural selection.
Latent ability: why do we evolve ability we don't use, like ability to utter infinite sounds.