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Date: 08/04/11 Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic ©Copyright Noti ce. For individual use only. The slides may not be copied, distributed or disseminated in any form without written permission. Cognitive Neuroscience 1
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Methods of Cognitive Neurosci Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic Slide Number 2 Five classes of methods (1) Neuroanatomy (2) Neurophysiology (3) Lesion studies and Neurology (4) Functional neuroimaging of the brain (5) Behavioral methods
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Methods of Cognitive Neurosci Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic Slide Number 3 (4) Functional neuroimaging: Caveats in data interpretation
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Methods of Cognitive Neurosci Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic Slide Number 4 (5) Performance measures Measure participant’s behavior Chronometric measures (RT, Accuracy) Eye tracking measures (movement and position of eye) Subjective reports (Paper and pencil tests) Relating brain activity and behavior: Is observed brain activation informative if no behavioral correlate?
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Assumptions Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic Slide Number 5 How to relate brain activity and behavior? Assumptions: (1) Neural activity underlies cognitive processes (2) Cognitive function can be localized in the brain (3) Mental representations are stable over time (4) The system (ie., the brain) is stable over time (5) Behavioral tasks tap directly into the working of the specialized brain areas Analytic Reductionism:
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Date: 08/04/11 Psych213 Winter 2011, Prof Ristic ©Copyright Noti ce. For individual use only. The slides may not be copied, distributed or disseminated in any form without written permission.
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