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Lecture 4

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

Description
Psychology Lecture 4 -Washoes performance is not an act of language because it is a complicated process to teach him the symbols and their meanings -while human can learn language at an early age effortlessly Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study -measures the active area in brain when a human is engaged in speaking -scanner of the brain -advantage that X-ray does not have is it can produce image of soft tissue whereas X-ray can only produce image of bone -in this case, the rhyming (similarity in sound) task -male has active localization in the left hemisphere -female has some active localization in both left and right hemisphere -fMRI measures the depletion of oxygen in the blood -brain sends a signal to the cardiovascular system to send oxygenated blood to brain region that involves in activity during the task -when people are outputting rhyme, more oxygenated blood is sent in a particular region
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