Archive | Physiological Psychology

The split brain: a tale of two halves

A while ago I posted some videos of Roger Sperry’s research into lateralisation of function in epileptic patients who had had their corpus callosum severed to varying degrees. Now for more Sperry related goodies. There is a great article over at the Nature about the cohort of participants who had their corpus callosum severed and have since been the focus of both […]

Are we over interpreting fMRI results?

Recently we have looked at the impressive progression in the ability of fMRI scanners to record brain activity in ‘real time’ but are we over interpreting these results?  Over the last decade-or-two more-and-more researchers have been turning to fMRI scanners to open the ‘black box’ which is the brain. These scanners measure brain activity by […]

Looking inside the brain in real time. Possible?

Could it soon really be possible to look inside the brain in ‘real time’. Over the last three decades we have made leaps-and-bounds in developing non-invasive processes to scan brains; PET, MRI, fMRI etc. These scanning techniques have allowed psychologists an insight into the processes of the brain during specific tasks or just to investigate […]

OCR Psychology for AS with Dynamic Learning CD

Hodder Education presents OCR Psychology for AS a brand new text for the 2008 OCR AS Psychology specification, covering all 15 core studies, contextualising, presenting and evaluating each study in full, in order to make it relevant to the student. The textbook is highly accessible and readable, with useful guidance on comparing studies, applying themes, […]

Video: Hemisphere Disconnection & Lateralisation of Function

In the AS course we look a the Sperry study of hemisphere disconnection and the findings surrounding lateralisation of function. It can be quite a difficult and dry study (although it’s one of my favorites and I have a fab PowerPoint that I will put in the resources share) and videos are few-and-far-between so thanks […]