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Flashcards 12
Language English
Category Psychology
Level University
Created / Updated 08.04.2017 / 10.08.2021
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What are the different parts of the nervous system?

Brain, spinal cord and nerves

What is trepariation? 

Boring a hole in the skull with the aim to cure

Contrast Hippoctes' and Aristotele's idea of the brain and its function. 


Hippocrates : Brain as seat of intelligence. Aristotle: Heart as center of intellect, brain as radiator for cooling blood.

What did Galen discover?

By dissecting animals: Cerebrum in the front and Cerebellum in the back. Cerebrum rather soft and Cerebellum rather hard. Cerebrum for sensation and perception + repository of memory. Cerebellum for movement control.

What did Galen believe about nerves?

Nerves = hollow tubes like blood vessels.

What did Rene Descartes critizise about this theory? I

Could no5 account for full range of human behaviour. Human mental capabilities exist in mind.

What is the function of white matter? 

It is continuous with nerves of the body and contains fibers that bring information to and from the grey matter.

How is the nervous system decided? 

It is divided into central devision (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral division (nerves).