By Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw
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Indd 13 Experiment 1-1 outlines the four-step procedure that allows scientists to replicate, or repeat, their original conclusions—or find that they cannot. 10/18/12 9:02 AM 14 C h a p t e r 1 • W h at A r e t h e O r i g i n s o f B r a i n a n d B e h av i o r? Review 1-2 Perspectives on Brain and Behavior Before you continue, check your understanding. 1. The view that behavior is the product of an intangible entity called the mind (psyche) is . The notion that the immaterial mind acts through the material brain to produce language and rational behavior is .
Daniel Dennett (1978) and other philosophers who have considered a number of mental entities, such as consciousness, pain, and attention, argue that once brain function is understood, the mental explanations of these “entities” can be replaced. Mentalism, by contrast, defines consciousness as an entity, an attribute, or a thing. Let us use the concept of consciousness to illustrate the argument for eliminative materialism. minimally conscious state (MCS) Condition in which a person can display some rudimentary behaviors, such as smiling or uttering a few words, but is otherwise not conscious.
The mixture of inherited and learned behaviors varies considerably in different species. Generally, animals with smaller, simpler nervous systems have a narrow range of behaviors that depend on heredity. Animals with complex nervous systems have more behavioral options that depend on learning. We humans believe that we are the animal species with the most complex nervous system and the greatest capacity for learning new responses. But even most human behaviors involve some mixture of inheritance and learning because we humans have not thrown away our simpler nervous systems.
An Introduction to Brain and Behavior (4th Edition) by Bryan Kolb, Ian Q. Whishaw