Archive | Physiological Psychology

The double edged sword of the cabbies’ hippocampi

With all the conferences that are going on lots of us are starting to look forward to the new 2008 specifications: what are the studies like; what else have the authors done? One of the new studies in the physiological psychology module of the AS is Maguire’s research into the size of London cabbies’ hippocampus. […]

AS Study Full Text References (Spec. 2008)

A good while back I compiled a list of references and more importantly full text links for all of the core studies. Well now the new 2008 spec has been finalised it’s time for the updated references. If you’re looking for the ‘old’ (2000-2007) spec studies see this page. All of the files are being […]

Why blame me? It was all my brain’s fault!

This is a review of an article from The Times – The dubious rise of ‘neurolaw.  The article links in well with the Raine et al. study.  I’ve written before about studies looking at the effect of brain damage on behaviour and if this could mitigate criminal behaviour and it seems that in some cases […]

Can damage to the brain make you violent?

Back into normal postings now with a study published by PLoS regarding the possible effects of brain damage on behaviour, specifically violent behaviour. In the Raine (1997) study that we cover as part of the physiological psychology module in the AS it is put forward that slight differences in levels of processing in specific parts […]

Review: How to get all 20 core studies into 12cm!

There’s a new CD (which are 12cm – thus the title) out that should be on all of your wish lists this summer: Mark Holah (with LearnByIT) has just released Core Studies in Psychology CD aimed at colleges and teachers as a teaching and revision aid and it’s well worth checking out. From the press […]