Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the differences between psychologists’ interests in brain functioning in present and past cognitive psychology
  • Describe the structures of the brain
  • Explain the approaches to localization of function
  • Compare and contrast the two cerebral hemispheres using lateralization of function
  • Differentiate among various brain-imaging techniques
  • Examine the differences among electrical brain-recording methods
  • Argue whether or not the brain can be trained