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Unformatted text preview: The Journey Continues: From Phineas Gage to Behaviorism to the Cognitive Revolution to Brain Mapping Phineas Gage accidentally began the field of neuroscience. These daguerreotypes were recently posted on Flickr by Jack and Beverly Wilgus and validated by the Smithsonian Museum. See Smithsonian.com. Psychology’s early 20th century emphasis on behaviorism slowed brain research. The cognitive revolution encouraged brain research. Brain imaging advanced neuroscience in the latter half of the 20th century, including the study of emotions that was begun by Charles Darwin. “Things that are obvious are not necessarily true, and things that are true are not necessarily obvious.” Joseph Le Doux, The Emotional Brain , p. 12. Joseph LeDoux: Mapping the Emotional Brain “Emotions are the threads that hold mental life together” (from The Emotional Brain ). The Amygdaloids Your brain on fear: Why do older people have vivid memories of the Great Depression? Seattle’s Hooverville An Iowa Hooverville War, again, has stimulated research; this time, about how the brain deals with fear. Growth areas within psychology include research and therapy related to 1. Post-traumatic stress disorder* 2. Alcohol and substance abuse 3. Rehabilitation 4. Brain trauma 5. Behavioral economics Why might soldiers carry disruptive memories of...
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