Task #2 - Joseph Song FSEM 140 Task #2: Neurologist What...

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Joseph Song FSEM 140 Task #2: Neurologist What kind of evidence could we look for in a brain for saying that a schema is activated? As schemas are socially determined, they are likely to vary from person to person since every person lives in a different culture or society. For example, while a French person may relate a bottle of wine to luxury and fineness, a native African person may relate it to a tool rather than a drink. Consequently, when we look into the brain, there must be a part or parts of the brain that find the mental aspect of the object in the world. What areas of a brain are activated whenever a schema is activated in a brain? Is this relationship between different parts of the brain, or do they all behave under a same structure of the brain? And finally, what equipment (those that observe individual neurons or whole parts of the brain) could be used to determine such activations in the brain? Does knowing more languages make it harder to shift from one language to another? As we learned in class, selective impairment eventually reaches two conclusions which are still rather inconclusive. The first one is that the human being is equally able to dissociate all of the languages in
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course FSEM 140 taught by Professor -- during the Spring '11 term at Rice.

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Task #2 - Joseph Song FSEM 140 Task #2: Neurologist What...

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