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Myers PSYCHOLOGY Module 5 Tools of Discovery and Older Brain Structures
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Studying the Brain Lesion tissue destruction a brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue
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Studying the Brain: Electroencephalogram (EEG) an amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain’s surface these waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp
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Studying the Brain CT (computed tomography) Scan a series of x-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a composite representation of a slice through the body. Also called CAT scan PET (positron emission tomography) Scan a visual display of brain activity that detects where a radioactive form of glucose goes while the brain performs a given task MRI (magnetic resonance imaging ) a technique that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images that distinguish among different types of soft tissue; allows us to see structures within the brain
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Studying the Brain: PET Scan
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MRI Scan
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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