Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Please ignore if you came looking for snowboarding

After Reading chapter 2 again I quickly check to see what needed to be done for blog post 2.2. After review the requirements I notice the connections with concept of reflexes (Myers, 2009, pp. 41) and real life. A reflex to me is when something happens to your body like your finger gets burned while lighting off fire works and it quickly jerks away from the flame before your mind even has a to think about it. On a quick side note fire works are extremely illegal in Utah. It costs about 500 dollars for every single firework you light off if you get caught. Now back to reflexes. By definition it is "A simple, automatic response to a sensory stimulus." so to put that statement in a real life example is when you hit your knee against something in a funny way and it twitches as an instant reaction. It is the muscle choosing to move all of sudden. It moves so fast that your brain doesn't know to tell your body that it is feeling something because the reflex only needs the spinal cord.

The second thing I notice that I couldn't relate to was split brain. That is also known as cutting the corpus callosum (Myers, 2009, pp. 57). They cut the corpus callosum because to help me under stand the basic of this I watch a short video.

After watching the video I saw that it must be better to most people to have that difference of not being able to remember certain stuff than to have seizers through out parts of there day. Its pretty interesting that some one who has the two hemispheres in his brain and still is able to live. Another thing I notice from the reading is that when there is a problem the left hemisphere will do the brainwork. If the right hemisphere is given an order like to dance it will dance. Then when asked why he is dancing the left hemisphere witch is unaware he is dancing will speak up a reason why he is instead of saying he doesn't know. Thus proving that the left hemisphere is an "interpreter".

Works Cited
Neuroslicer. "Split Brain Behavioral Experiments." YouTube. 18 Apr. 2007. Web. 03 Nov. 2010. .
Myers, David G. Exploring psychology. New York, NY: Worth, 2009.

No comments:

Post a Comment