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anecdotal evidence
evidence that has been informally collected and reported
confounds
uncontrolled factors that could influence the results
3 types of Data
self report data, behavioral measures, biological assessment
external validity
if its participants, etc. reflect the world out of investigation
neurons
individual cells that act as the information processors
CAT SCAN
xray sides of brain and compute on computer an image
MRI
no xrays. very high frequency alternating megnetic field thru the brain
EEG
reveals brain function. detects electrical currents.
PET
injection of radio active sugar
Structures of the CNS
The Hind Brain, the Fore Brian, the Midbrain,
What found in the Hind Brain & what does it do
Medula: regualates breathing and heart beats and how much blood should be pumped, reflexes, and maintains balance

Pons: integrates movement in face, eye, ear, regulates level of attentiveness and initiates sleep and dreaming

cerebellum:data from muscles, joints, and tendons
What is in the midbrain and what does it do
targets auditory and visual stimuli
What is in the Forebrain
Thalamus: relay station for sensory info going to cortex
Hypothalamus:control motivated behavior
Basal Ganglia: regulates muscle contractions
Limbic system"involved in emotional and motivational activities, learning and memory
Cortex
Whats in the cortex?
frontal: leads to movement
parietal: receives sensory from skin
occipital: vision
temporal: auditory
Apraxia:
disturbance in the initiation or organization of voluntary action
Agnosia:
cant identify familiar objects using sensory temporal and parietal lobes
Neglect sydndrome
neflect left side
aphasia
dispruption of production of speech
non-fluent aphasia
fluent aphasia
can comprehend but no speak
can speak cant understand
What connects the two hemispheres
corpus callosum
Language effects which side
left
the right side does what
complex thinker
Types of Neurons
dendrites, cell body (soma), axon
Glial cells
guidewires for neurons
Myelin fatty substance to increase neuron speed
What is a neuron resting potention
when the inside is negative and outside it postive: equal