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psych106-6 - Lecture 6: (Jan 20th) METHODS OF INVESTIGATION...

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Lecture 6: (Jan 20th) METHODS OF INVESTIGATION Lecture Outline 1) History of Studying How the Brain Works 2) Neuroscience Methods - Neuroanatomy/Neurochemistry - Neural Function - Perceptual Experiments 3) Neural Function Imaging Techniques in Humans 4) EXAM #1, Jan 27 th (Lectures 1 – 7) REVIEW SESSION FOR EXAM #1: Tuesday, Jan 25 th : 8:00 –9:50 pm Location: York Hall
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History of Studying How the Brain Works Is the brain just “mush” or is it functionally organized? Modularity : different brain areas subserve different functions (last lecture) Phrenology (Franz Gall, 1800’s) Clinical Evidence from Strokes (Lesions) in Humans (Paul Broca, Carl Wernicke, mid 1800’s): Certain strokes lead to speci±c language problems, i.e., APHASIA left hemisphere = language comprehension and production right hemisphere = “prosody”
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in Humans (Penfeld, 1950’s) * Motor Cortex * Medial Temporal Areas -> Memories …. controversial? Hey, “electrodes” are used For 3 purposes: 1) Stimulate part oF the brain (causal, correlational or necessary)? 2) Lesion part oF the brain (causal, correlational or necessary)? 3)
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