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Unformatted text preview: adopted parents (environmental) • Twin studies o How much more alike are identical twins? Sociobiology • The study of behavior and social systems of humans and other species from a social context • Evolutionary explanations for social behavior Evolutionary Psychology • The study of behavior and the mind using the principles of evolutionary theory • Cognitive processes o Aka psyc processes Ways to examine the Brain • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation o rTMS o Pulses of magnetic stimulation create temporary reversible lesions with out damage to the issue in order to briefly inactive the brain for study • Electroencephalogram o EEG o Electrical brain activity • PET Scan o Records radioactivity emitted by cells during cognitive and behavioral activity • Magnetic Resonance Imaging o MRI o Scans the brain using magnetic field o fMRI detects magnetic changes in blood flow in the brain...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 001 taught by Professor A during the Fall '10 term at GWU.
- Fall '10