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P300 and N400

P300 with unexpected stimulus
N400 with semantic anomaly

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Falsifiability criterion

Principle that a theory must make predictions that have the potential to be disconfirmed by data

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Phonological loop

Short term memory holds about two seconds of spoken language

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Construct

Label given to set of observations that seem related

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Latency

Reaction time

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Lexical decision task

Decide between word and no word

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Priming

Recall of particular item is enhance by previous exposure to similar items

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Wernicke's aphasia

Fluent speech with errors, difficulty understanding speech

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Saccade

Quick movement of the eyes while reading

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Occipital lobe

Back of head, vision

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Temporal lobe

Side of head, processes auditory input from ears

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Parietal lobe

Top of head, proprioception

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Frontal lobe

Front of head, motor movement planning decision making

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Broca's area

Left frontal lobe, language production area of the brain

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Wernickes area

Left temporal lobe language comprehension area

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Event related potential

Waveform from EEG that signifies a specific process. Specific ERP waveform is component. N is neg, P I'd pos, number is time in milliseconds of peak.