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The Three Subdivision of Memory
We do not know why we can and can’t remember certain things. There are many theories on memory but psychologists do not know what it really could be. We don’t exactly know what is going on in our brains. There are many different approaches to understand memory. Also there are many different ways to remember things. Everyone...
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An Analysis of the Reasons for the Accuracy and Inaccuracy of Sensory Information
As Elvidge (2007) explains, senses can at times fail to transmit the
required data to the brain despite the fact that they are believed to be
very reliable tools. This mostly happens when a person is drowsy, ill, or
exhausted. Unlike the infants, adults mostly rely on their senses when
engaged in different forms of activit...
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The Impact on the Human Brain During Cross Modal Perceptions
From the moment an image enters our eyes, and begins its process in the visual cortex, any touch or sound induced will impact how information is perceived by the brain. This is due to cross modal perception, in which perceptions between two different stimuli cross pathways in the brain. A process similar to synesthesia, whe...
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My Reasons to Study Psychology and Neuroscience
John Maxwell once said “leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” I contend that although wealth and power may contribute to the quality of life, I hope to ascertain my proper occupational path in psychology and neuroscience, and apply my knowledge to teach other indi...
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The Two Prevailing Theories that Try to Explain the Properties of the Mind
What is the mind? Where does it come from? Is it supernatural, i.e. unexplainable by science, or natural, existing due to physical phenomena? Philosophers have pondered over these questions for thousands of years without an end in sight. While many have thought that the mind is something unquantifiable, recent discoveries o...
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The Definition and Function of Consciousness in the Human Brain
What does it mean to be “conscious”? According to Merriam-Webster, to be conscious is to be “awake and able to understand what is happening around you.” While this is the common English definition, Susan Blackmore’s article “State of the Art—The Psychology of Consciousness” delves into the psychological definition of the wo...
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The Discovery of the Connection between Visual Perception and Neural Activity by Hubel and Wiesel
In their famous 1962 experiment, psychologists Hubel and Wiesel explored the neural basis of visual perception. They found that manually obstructing vision would lead to corresponding areas of the brain to deteriorate from lack of use. Similarly, in an anonymous blog post entitled, “The Eye Tells the Brain when to Plasticiz...
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A Research on the Connection Between Physiology and Consciousness in the Article The Brains's (Dark Energy) by Marcus E Raichle
In his article The Brain’s (Dark Energy), published in Annual Editions: Psychology 12/13, Marcus E. Raichle explains his group’s groundbreaking research regarding a long-pondered aspect of the connection between brain physiology and consciousness: what occurs in the human brain when we appear to be “inactive”? The article i...
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A Study on the Effects of the Lack of Sleep on People
Why do we sleep? The lack of sleep can effect a person in many ways. “Almost 20 percent of all serious car crash injuries in the general population are associated with driver sleepiness” says Dr. John. Billions of dollars are spent each year on direct medical costs associated with doctor visits, hospital services, prescript...
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The Importance and Use of Odor in Studying Behavioral Evidence
Odors have importance in the context of recollection of emotional episodic memories, and are extremely significant in learning and memory. In past studies, behavioral evidence has supported that memories that are elicited by odor are older memories, as well as less-thought of memories. Because of this, it generates almost a...
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