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Gazzaniga 1 Brain Imaging: Shows which parts of the brain control certain behaviors and mental activities Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI): Scans brain activity Amygdala: Part of brain that detects threats Implicit Association Test (IAT): Measures reaction times to assess whether people association positive/negative words with groups of people (Basically tests for racism…) Themes of Psychological Science Psych is an empirical Science because scientists use the scientific method Nature and nurture are intertwined Brain and Mind are inseparable - Mind/Body Problem : Is the mind and body separate, or are they one? - Sensus Communis: Home of thought and judgment - Dualism: Mind and body are separated (rejected) New biological revolution is energizing research - Brain Chemistry: Neurotransmitters - Human Genome: Link between genes and behaviors - Watching the working brain: Neuroscience answers central questions of human experience and response… functions are localized Mind is adaptive
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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