PSY493H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Neurotransmission
Structural imaging techniques e. g. , ct or structural mri (smri) Allow to look at structure of the brain. Functional imaging techniques e. g. , eeg or functional mri (fmri) Tell us what the brain is doing compared to what the brain looks like. Dynamics of the brain fmri looks at blood flow. Human patients studies i. e. , stroke or brain trauma survivors. Understand how the alteration in brain structure affects brain function or thinking. Perturbation studies e. g. , transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tdcs) Cognitive psychology and neuroscience: an important and necessary coming together. Cognitive psychology provides us with models to characterize stages of information processing, informed by behavioral analyses, simulations, etc. Cognitive neuroscience - map the mind onto the brain. Such models can then be evaluated using a variety of neuroscientific techniques to examine their biological plausibility techniques to examine their biological plausibility. Developmental cognitive neuroscience ex: development of theory of mind .