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Lecture 4

PSYC 2650 Lecture 4: Psych 2650 Jan 17:18

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PSYC 2650
Chris Fiacconi

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Cognitive Neuroscience methods
The Tools of Cognitive Neuroscience
o Neural recordings
o Lesions Studies (Damage brain tissues)
Animal and human
o Neuroimaging
Electroencephalography (EEG/ERP)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
The nervous system
o Central Nervous System (CNS): Brain and spinal cord
o Peripheral Nervous System (PNS): Everything else
Neural Recordings
o Neurons are the fundamental unit of the nervous system
Your brain has ~100 billions of them
o Microelectrodes inserted into neural tissue can measure local field potentials:
summed activity of group of neurons
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