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Unformatted text preview: Inhibition : Process by which neighboring neuron is less likely to fire THE BRAIN Behavioral Observation Oldest technique: Study the effects of lesions (natural or psychosurgery) EEG Records the electrical activity of the brain MRI Detects atomic movement PET Scan Detects glucose consumption of active brain regions. Amygdala : Involved in rage Hypothalamus : Brain of the Brain Pleasure centers, hunger, thirst & sex, emotions, sleeping and waking Hippocampus : Consolidation of short-term memories into long-term memories Frontal : Behavioral control, short-term memory, planning, social skills Parietal : Non-verbal intelligence, visual-spatial processing/memory, localizing objects in space Temporal : Auditory, Language (Wernickes area) Occipital : Visual processing (Brain developing till age 20)...
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- Fall '08