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Martinez And Kesner (1991)
Experiment with the rats - To see the role of Acetylcholine ( increases memory) Neurotransmitter
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Kasamatsu and Hirai (1999)
Buddhist monks - 72 hour pilgrimage - Increased levels of Seretonin due to sensory deprivation ( Neurotransmitter) .
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Maguire (2000)
Taxi drivers ( Hippocampus) - Visuo-spatial test = knowledge - MRI scan showed that they had a bigger hippocampus + the ability to remember more. 4
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Schacter and Singer (1962)
Flight or fight ( Adrenaline) 3 groups. 1) Told side effects 2)Lied to 3) Not told anything. Had to then complete two tasks the people. Results = people in happy condition that were lied to - happy. Angry = people lied to- not angry/ Embarrassed
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Carkadon et al (1998)
Melatonin ( Sleep regulation) Teens - later bedtime+more exposure to light - same schedule - found melatonin was produced later. Later to bed= later to wake up.
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Maguire ( 2000)
Learning - Taxi drivers- MRI scans- Thei hippocampus was bigger. Redistribution of Grey matter as a result of intense learning.
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Bremner et al (2003)
Volume of the Hippocamp - Reduces due to prolonged stress. Women- Sexual abuse Some suffered- PTSD - MRI scans = Limited STM / Hippocamp smaller
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Davidson ( 2004)
Meditation ( Attention-behav) -Experienced Monks EEG w/students who had no experience = Measured gamma waves(physiology) - Focus on unconditional passion. Monks powerful gamma w. Strong Dentritic Branching. More organised. Less waves in students
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Brefcynski lewis et al (2007)
Meditation 4 long period of time. Newly trained(Europeans) w/experienced(Asians) EU's given financial incentive. fMRI + music played to distract - EU's found it more difficult - Mediators found it easier l/l
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Bouchard et al (1981)
Meta analysis - IQ correlations between siblings - closer realtion then the higher correlation of IQ. However study was not actually conducted - just gathered information.
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Bouchard et al ( 1990)
Twins apart w/twins together - mean age 41 + Control ( not a twin just tested twice ) - same % as twins that lived together - twins apart were lower a little. 70% inherited and 30% environmental
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Don Fessler (2006)
Evolution /Disgust - Pregnant women and nausea. Showed stomach turning scenarios. Women experiencing morning sickness were disgusted by food / 1st Trimester-More disgusted. Evolved to try and survive
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Curtis et al (2004)
Online survey - 20 images - Pairs- one harmful the other not. Visually similar. Women had higher levels of disgust than men (successful reproduction)
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Buddhist monks - 72 hour pilgrimage - Increased levels of Seretonin due to sensory deprivation ( Neurotransmitter) .

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Taxi drivers ( Hippocampus) - Visuo-spatial test = knowledge - MRI scan showed that they had a bigger hippocampus + the ability to remember more. 4

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Flight or fight ( Adrenaline) 3 groups. 1) Told side effects 2)Lied to 3) Not told anything. Had to then complete two tasks the people. Results = people in happy condition that were lied to - happy. Angry = people lied to- not angry/ Embarrassed

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Melatonin ( Sleep regulation) Teens - later bedtime+more exposure to light - same schedule - found melatonin was produced later. Later to bed= later to wake up.

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