Flashcards in Organisation of cerebral cortex Deck (11):
What is prosopagnosia?
Inability to Recognise faces
What is wernicke's aphasia?
Preserved speech production but impaired comprehension
What would happen if you had a unilateral deficit in the primary auditory cortex?
Partial defaness in both ears
What is anterograde amnesia?
Inability to form new memories (hippocampus, and medial temporal lobe important in this)
What is the purpose of transcranial magnetic stimulation?
Can be used to induces brief bursts of activity in focal areas.
Measures effects of interference to information processing.
What is the purpose of PET?
Measures changes in blood flow to certain areas of the brain
What is the purpose of fMRI?
Measures the changes in oxygen levels in the blood to the brain
What is the purpose of EEG?
Measures electrical signals in the brain
What is the purpose of MEG?
Measure magnetic field generated by electrical currents in the brain
Which imaging techniques have good temporal resolution?
Evoked potential or event related potential