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We covered the neuroscience, cognitive behavioral and genetic paradigms in this module. Please rank them based on their ability to explain psychological disorder. Then briefly explain your ranking in less than a paragraph. For example you could rank 1) neuroscience 2) cognitive behavioral and 3) genetic paradigms and speak about how the increase in psychotropic medications may mean they are working.
Discuss the literature on split-brain and lateralization of function. What does the research tell us about each hemispheres ability to function independently (e.g., cognitively, creatively, etc.) and in unison? What are the implications for the cognitive neuroscientist in terms of research?
Gestalt psychology, from a perception viewpoint, states that thewhole is more than the sum of its parts. How our brain groupsthings together to make sense of an object based on prior knowledgeand memory is the basis of Gestalt psychology. Sometimes, weperceive something differently from what it really is, experiencingan optical illusion.
Explain the five laws of Gestalt perception. Find some examplesof optical illusions on the Internet. (Hint: Google the keywordsâGrand Illusion: Optical Illusionsâ to view several examples ofoptical illusions.) Select at least two examples of opticalillusions and explain how those illusions work on the basis ofGestalt psychology and its laws of perception.