being able to Learn means you adapt to new situati
complex animals-larger vareity of potentional pathways.
Simpler animals-less flexible nervous systems-More predictable, less adaptable.
diff parts of the brain process diff info
1) The Cerebal Cortex is outer part of the brain.
2)folded structure-makes the brain look wrinkled.
3)helpful for Intelligence, memory, language & conciousness.
scientists use a range of methods to study the bra
Studying Brain damage:small part of brain damaged-effect on patient can tell you a lot about what damaged part of brain does.
Electrically stimulating the brain:Brain can bestimulated electrically by pushing tiny electrode into tissue and zapping it with elecricity.
MRI scans:Magnetic resonance imagining scanner (MRI)- Used to find out what area of brains are active when people are listening to music or using memory.
Memory is the storage and retrieval of info
Two types of memory:
- Long term
- Short term
- memories stored from days, months, or years ago.
Short term memory:
- lasts from few secs to few hours.
- Used for:
input from senses (e.g smell)
Recalling Longer term memories (e.g back to good old days)
Its easier to remeber things in: Patterns and with strong stimuli (e.g bright colours)