Ch10- Language: The Brain & Language Disorders

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili

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LEC04 [Chapter 10] Language: The Brain & Language Disorders The Role of the Brain in Speech Hemispheric specialization o Rhyming task: Language is mostly localized in the left hemisphere. More for men than woman (fMRI scan) FMRI functional magnetic residence imaging, sophistic x-ray, but doesnt just see bones, calsified tissue, but also sees soft tissue, tendons, muscles, cartiliage o Sees what happens when we think speak etc, what parts of the brain is active o When we use areas of our brain, thinking, speaking, etc, active areas, there is a deplection of oxygen in the blood to keep it fuction. Oxygenated blood is needed to fuction, brain has a way to tell cardiovascular system to send blood to that area of the brain. Systems sends more blooded than needed to the area. Statisitical procedure, output says (FMRI) can tell that there is more
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