Philosophical Issues in Neuroscience. Dr. Kelley Kline FSU. I. What is Physiological Psychology ?. The study of the biological basis of behavior. Behavior is observed & the putative mechanisms underlying such behavior is examined. Most research focuses on brain mechanisms.
Dr. Kelley Kline
the ANS & behavior
Psychophysics study of sensory stimuli &
1. Human & nonhuman subjects
2. Experiments, quasi-experimental studies, & case studies
3. Pure & applied research
Greeks noticed that people died from chest wounds, leading them to infer the “mind” is in the heart.
Thought the heart is the source of mental processes because it is warm & active.
The brain, cool by contrast, was thought to cool the blood & heart.
Pineal gland was “seat of soul.”