The Discovery Of A New Science

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The Discovery of a New Science
A Brief History
Physiology has piqued human curiosity for thousands of years. In the early centuries, examination and dissection of the human body was a taboo practice and consequently became mired due to ethical or religious concerns. Scientist had no choice but to undertake inconceivable acts, such as grave robbery in the name of learning and educating. They carried out dissections in secrecy. Human physical and mental health practices have greatly benefitted because of the discoveries made by these scientists’ acts, once considered immoral.
The history of physiological psychology spans throughout centuries. Its origins are traceable back to times before Christ. Several instances set the framework, which facilitated the development and growth of physiology as one of the numerous subdivisions of psychology. There are three important periods and several people that established this field. Contributors include Avicenna (980-1037B.C.), Rene Descartes during the renaissance and several key contributors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The breakthroughs in these periods developed a new science and led the way to the creation of other related subdivisions of psychology. Physiological psychology is one among several subdivisions of biological psychology. This branch of psychology is concerned with the response of normal and pathological processes of the central nervous system (CNS). Physiological psychology mainly
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