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Physiological - Attempts to explain human behaviour through a series of neurological and biological processes within the body.
- The central nervous system and the brain are studied.
Approach



Approach Studies Strengths Weaknesses
Maguire et al Scientific equipment is Scientific approach lacks
Physiological Dement and used extensively validity
Kleitman Contributions…

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- Experiment done on split-brain patients whose corpus callosum had been severed to ease epilepsy.
Sperry: -Brain divided into 2 hemispheres, joined by fibres, left hemisphere controls language and understanding it,
Hemisphere disconnection and right hemisphere controls spatial awareness, images etc.
unity in conscious awareness. - Experiment by Wernicke established…

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Maguire To investigate whether Quasi ­ Experiment - 16 male, licensed London - Cab drivers had a significantly
changes could be detected in black-cab drivers who have greater volume of grey matter in
the brains of London taxi Independent measures design passed `The Knowledge' as the posterior hippocampus,
drivers and…

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