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cognitive neuroscience definition

-the study of how the brain gives rise to the mind (the link between brain function and cognition)

-cognitive neuroscience—from cognition, or the process of knowing (i.e., what arises from awareness, perception, and reasoning),

-neuroscience (the study of how the nervous system is organized and functions).

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cognitive neuroscience involves

--includes: sensation and perception, attention, memory, emotion, language, social cognition, and consciousness

-multi-disciplinary area of study combining knowledge from cognitive psychology, neurophysiology, genetics, neuroanatomy, neurology/psychiatry, computer science, behavioral economics, and statistics

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is the mind enabled by the whole brain working together (holism) or is the mind enabled by specialized parts of the brain working fairly independently (localzationism)?

-both
-there are specialized parts of the brain that do specialized activities

-but in general the brain works together to get the whole processing power

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describe Golgi's work

developed one of the most famous cell stains in the history of the world

-would stain an individual neuron without staining the neurons around it

-This stain permits visualization of individual neurons in their entirety.

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describe Ramon Y Cajal's work ...what did he tell us about neurons?

-father of neuroscience

was the first to identify that the nervous system is made up of individual cells using Golgi's stain

-recognized that the transmission of electrical information went in only one direction, from the dendrites down to the axonal tip

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what has enabled modern cognitive neuroscientists to study how the brain enables the mind?

-technology

-EEG
-CT
-PET
-MRI
-fMRI