Biopsychology

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  • Biopsychology
    • Localisation
      • Broca's area
        • Speech production
          • Evidence from brain scans
            • Phineas gage
            • Contradictory findings using rats
            • Plasticity theory
      • Wernicke's area
        • Language compre-hension
          • Evidence from brain scans
            • Phineas gage
            • Contradictory findings using rats
            • Plasticity theory
      • Lobes
      • LH
      • RH
    • Plasticity
      • Taxi driver study
      • Medical student study
      • Functional recovery
        • Neuro-rehab
        • Animal studies - kittens
        • Complex (age) - golfers
        • Education improves recovery
      • Forming
      • Pruning
    • Split-brain research
      • Sperry - epileptics
        • Research evidence
        • Over-simplified
        • Methodology
        • Can't generalise
        • Differences in hemispheric lateralisation overstated
    • Studying the brain
      • ERPs
        • Lacks standard-isation (background nouse)
      • EEG
        • Used to diagnose epilepsy
      • PME
        • Insight
        • Ethical issues, causation
      • FMRI
        • Non-invasive, good spatial resolution
        • Expensive, poor temporal resolution
    • Circadian rhythms
      • Siffre
      • Aschoff
      • Folkard
      • Practical application to shift work
      • Practical application to drug treatments
      • Case studies use small samples
      • Poor control in research
      • Individual differences for S/W cycle
    • Infradian rhythms
      • Menstrual cycle
        • Evolutionary value
        • Methodology - confounding variables
        • Self-report, lacks validity
      • SAD
        • Practical application
    • Ultradian rhythms
      • Stages of sleep
        • Research support
    • Endogenous pacemakers
      • SCN
        • Chipmunks
          • Ethical issues
          • Can't generalise
            • Hamsters
              • Ethical issues
        • Hamsters
          • SCN obscures other body clocks
        • Pineal gland and melatonin
        • Interacts with zeitgebers
      • Exogenous zeitgebers
        • Sleep/wake cycle
        • Method-ological issues (Campbell)
        • Interacts with pacemakers

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