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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 16: Imaging Techniques for the Localization of Brain Function
Imaging Techniques for the Localization of Brain Function
The incorporation of human imaging methods into the psychological sciences has been rapid and dramatic. The movement of behavioral research in this direction requires careful consideration of these methods and what they reveal about behavior and the brain. For this reason, the present chapter will highlight the basic assumptions that underlie these methodologies. The assumption that behavior is localized in the brain underlies the need for imaging methods in psychology. But these methods are only as good as the information they provide. Accordingly, we start with a review of the relation between neural activity and metabolism in the brain, and then proceed to describe the relation between blood flow and ...