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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 (Wernicke’s area) Occipital : –Visual processing (Brain developing till age 20)...
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