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Unformatted text preview: ut 18 weeks after conception In the cortex, the most intense period of growth
and differentiation occurs after birth. that increase their capacity to form connections with other nuerons Myelination A fatty sheath of myelin that
forms around some axons Mapping the Mind
Techniques used to map the mind and its
workings in children:
Neuropsychological Approach: examining
effects of brain damage on behavior 13 5/22/13 Electrophysiological Recording
recordings of electrical activity
generated by active neurons ERPs (event-related potentials)
record changes in the brain’s
electrical activity in response
to the presentation of a
particular stimulus. ERP Responses
These graphs show ERP waveforms in response to novel (red line)
and familiar (yellow line) stimuli.
The infants who later recalled how to assemble a toy (left panel)
had clearly discriminated between the familiar and novel items on
an earlier recognition test.
The infants who did not recall the assembly sequence (right panel)
had not discriminated between the components on the earlier test. Brain Imaging Techniques
fMRI (functional magnetic
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course PSYCH 302 taught by Professor Whitneyweikum during the Fall '13 term at University of British Columbia.
- Fall '13