The Physiological Approach: Maguire et al

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1. How many people were in the sample?

  • 17 male taxi drives, with 60 MRI scans in the control group
  • 10 male taxi drives, with 40 MRI scans in the control group
  • 16 male taxi drives, with 50 MRI scans in the control group
  • 18 male taxi drives, with 52 MRI scans in the control group
  • 20 male taxi drives, with 90 MRI scans in the control group
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2. What is the part of the brain studied?

  • Hippocampus
  • Amygdala
  • Cerebrum
  • Thalamus

3. What is a Quasi Experiment?

  • a badly controlled experiment
  • an experiment with more than 2 conditions
  • an experiment where the IV is naturally occuring (not manipulated by experimenter)
  • an experiment conducted outside the laboratory (in a natural environment)

4. Which of the following statements best describes the conclusions that can be drawn from this study?

  • the hippocampus cannot change its size
  • the hippocampus is able to increase its size with navigational experience
  • the hippocampus will get smaller over time
  • people with small hippocampi make poor taxi drivers

5. What was the age range of the participants?

  • 32-62 years old
  • 25-70 years old
  • 32-36 years old
  • 21-72 years old


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