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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Agnosia, Disconnection, Echolalia

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8. 1 the auditory system: sounds require a brain to perceive them (tree does not make sound, vibrations produce waves that differ in frequency, amplitu
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Agnosia, Prosopagnosia, Financial Institution

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Sensation: the detection of some aspect of a stimulus in the environment. Perception: the way in which we (our brains) interpret the information that i
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Palilalia, Chorea, Thalamotomy

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Accurate movements depend on our ability to monitor the position and placement of our body and its parts, which relies on somatosensory feedback from j
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Echoic Memory, Iconic Memory, Long-Term Memory

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7. 1 types of memories: multiple memory systems rather than a unitary phenomenon. Learning: a relatively permanent change in behaviour as a function of
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter Notes - Chapter 15: North American Racing Team, Malingering, Mini–Mental State Examination

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Organicity: neuropsychological assessment concerned primarily with determining whether brain damage was present; before advent of neuroimaging techniqu
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Neuroanatomy

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Neurons and glia are the specialized cells of the nervous system. Dendrites: receive incoming information from other neurons; increase surface area ava
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter 1: Chapter 1 Introduction to Neuropsychology

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Popular belief that people only use a small portion of their brains. Experiment on animals where they injured 90% of the brain and still functioned. Ne
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter 3: Chapter 3 Techniques in Neuropsychology

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Replication: in order for results to be confirmed; make sure initial observations are not a fluke. Replication by other researchers important in order
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U OF SPSY 246Austen SmithWinter

PSY 246 Chapter 4: Chapter 4 Laterality

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Laterality: the functional specialization of the right and left hemispheres. Right hemisphere: hughlings-jackson suggested it played a role in visual i
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