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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
M.Holmes
Semester
Winter

Description
PSY353 Lecture 1  social processing can be social behaviour, how we feel from external social cues, how we receive and interpret social info (perception)  can study lang. dev. by using children w/ different abilities in language (at different stages of language development) Methods in Social Neuroscience Brain Structure  postmortem brain tissue (person/animal dead, take out brain)  sliding microtome: machine that slices brain into cross sections of adjustable size and thickness  anterograde= forward; retrograde= backward  brains of children more difficult to work with b/c the are underdeveloped How MRI works:  4) ex. white matter different from grey matter Brain Activation - how to tell how the brain is working  fMRU - not actually recording how cells are firing therefore indirect measure of activity o greater bold response assumes greator brain activity o uses boxyl? based morphology to determine the areas of the brain that light up   based on general locations of brain areas in average person  also a disadvantage of fMRI's b/c each human brain is unique b/c of experience EEG's  probe measures electr
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