Essay 4 - Watching the Brain at Work

Essay 4 - Watching the Brain at Work - Sharon Ng Psychology...

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Sharon Ng Psychology 1 May 4, 2009 Psychology Essay #4 – Watching the Brain at Work Scientists are finding ways to peer inside and explore some of our most complicated thought processes of the brain. Using MRI scanners in innovative ways, Stanford scientists are learning how children's brains process words when they read. In this video, a student, Vaughn, is being experimented upon. The whole idea of the research is to find out how the brain works – how emotions are developed and controlled, etc. This video guides the audience through the whole process, and the interesting parts of the brain responsible for certain functions. The brain performs an incredible number of tasks that help us out in our daily lives. It controls body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. It also accepts a flood of information about the world around you from your various senses, such as seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. The brain also handles physical motion when one is walking,
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '09 term at West Valley.

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