Lecture 3 - JANUARY 12TH 2010 - LECTURE 3 Subject Pool Site:

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JANUARY 12 TH 2010 - LECTURE 3 Subject Pool Site: http://mcgill-participantpool.sona-systems.com Contact Subject Pool TA: mcgill_subject_pool@yahoo.com Submit Reports: participant_reports@yahoo.com METHODS Michael Gazzaniga and George Miller Cognitive neuroscience: marriage between cognitive psychology/science and neuroscience Advances in technology lead to explosion of this field Now able to look at live, healthy brain functions and how they’re being represented in the brain 2 key principles: o Interdisciplinary methodology Draws upon a number fields in its research, convergent methods variety of ways to study cognition o Cognition = brain Phrenology: study size and shape of the head to gain insight to brain function and localization Brain is dynamic and works as a whole Relation between the mind and the brain: dialectics Mind and brain o Interactionism Belief that mind and brain are two DIFFERENT things Roger Sperry: Nobel-winning scientist, separated two hemispheres of rat’s brain
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