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What approach was Maguire et al's study in?
Physiological
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What was the aim of Maguire et al's taxi drivers study?
To investigate the functions of the hippocampus especially in relation to a group of taxi drivers
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What was the sample used in Maguire et al's taxi drivers study?
16 taxi drivers (all male, all right handed) and 50 control pts (all male, all right handed)
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What was the IV and DV in Maguire et al's taxi drivers study?
IV: Whether pts are taxi drivers or not DV: Hippocampul volume
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What was the methodology used in Maguire et al's taxi driver study?
MRI scans done on each taxi driver. Scans analysed by VBM & pixel counting. Analysis of scans recorded by "blind research" and on different regions of the hippocampus (anterior & posterior)
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What was the result of Maguire et al's taxi drivers study?
There was a positive correlation between time spent as a taxi driver and hippocampul volume
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Describe 2 conclusions from the Maguire et al's taxi driver study?
The anterior is used when we use new information. The posterior is involved when we're using previously learned information
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List one advantage of Maguire et al's study on taxi drivers
It's ethical as the pts gave their consent
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List one disadvantage of Maguire et al's study on taxi drivers
No qualitative data - results are less in depth
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