Biological Psychology (10th Edition) by James W. Kalat

By James W. Kalat

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5. Suppose you have high sensitivity to the taste of PTC. If your mother has low sensitivity, what (if anything) can you predict about your father’s taste sensitivity? ANSWERS 4. If your mother has high sensitivity to the taste of PTC, we can make no predictions about your father. You may have inherited a high-sensitivity gene from your mother, and because the gene is dominant, you need only one copy of the gene to taste PTC. 5. If your mother has low sensitivity, you must have inherited your high-sensitivity gene from your father, so he must have high sensitivity.

Neuroscience includes much that is relevant to behavior but also includes more detail about anatomy and chemistry. Biological psychology is not only a field of study. It is also a point of view. It holds that the proper way to understand behavior is in terms of how it evolved and how the functioning of the brain and other organs controls behavior. We think and act as we do because we have certain brain mechanisms, and we evolved those brain mechanisms because ancient animals with these mechanisms survived and reproduced better than animals with other mechanisms.

What is meant by the “hard problem”? ANSWER 3. The hard problem is why minds exist at all in a physical world. Why is there such a thing as consciousness, and how does it relate to brain activity? Indeed, because we cannot observe consciousness, none of us knows for sure that other people, much less other species, are conscious. According to the position known as solipsism (SOL-ip-sizm, based on the Latin words solus and ipse, meaning “alone” and “self ”), I alone exist, or I alone am conscious.

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