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What techniques can neuropsychologists use to study the brain and mind? The two techniques described in today's reading are probing the brain with an electrode and recording patient responses, and identifying brain damage associated with particular abnormal behaviors and mental states. Give an example of a finding that indicates that the brain and mind are strongly related. One example is the reliable sensations perceived by a person when a particular area of somatosensory cortex is stimulated by electrode. Another would be consistent abnormal behaviors and mental states resulting from damage to a particular brain structure. For example, damage to the hippocampi leads to difficulties in forming new long-term memories. What is metacognition? Metacognition is thinking and knowledge about one’s own thoughts and knowledge. What portions of this class are intended to aid you in developing metacognition? These progress checks, in-class checks, and Test Feedback Questionnaires are there major way sin which you will be guided in developing metacognition in this course. Reading and lecture objectives may also aid in developing metacognition if used strategically. What principles explain the following grouping of the brain structures. Group A: frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe Group B: somatosensory strip, motor strip, cingulated gyrus Group C: sylvian fissure, central sulcus Group D: hippocampus, amygdala, thalamus, basal ganglia, hypothalamus Group A: major lobes of the cerebral cortex Group B: examples of gyri, or hills on the surface of the brain Group C: examples of sulci, or valleys on the surface of the brain Group D: subcortical structures, or brain regions deep within the brain Some neuroscientists have claimed that in order to understand the brain, you have to think in terms of maps. What evidence is there for this claim? The brain contains a huge number of maps, not only of the surface of your skin, and of your muscles, but also the visual world, sounds, and the space around you.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 180 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '08 term at Andrews University.

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