Book T of C
Chap T of C
Just as psychologists can learn about brain/behavior relationships by observing the effects of injury (which typically produces a deficit or absence of a skill) they can also learn from effects of brain stimulation. The most common result of applying electrical current to the brain is to disorganize its activity or cause a seizure. However, in some cases, application of mild electrical current will stimulate an action or a mental construction. That is interesting to neuropsychologists, because it suggests that the current has activated a discrete circuit or brain system, and it gives us some insight about how the brain is organized and divided up into functional sections.
Prev page | T of C | Next page
Don't see what you need? Psych Web has over 1,000 pages, so it may be elsewhere on the site. Do a site-specific Google search using the box below.
Copyright © 2007 Russ Dewey