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What is prosopagnosia?

Inability to Recognise faces

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What is wernicke's aphasia?

Preserved speech production but impaired comprehension

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What would happen if you had a unilateral deficit in the primary auditory cortex?

Partial defaness in both ears

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What is anterograde amnesia?

Inability to form new memories (hippocampus, and medial temporal lobe important in this)

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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.

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What is the purpose of PET?

Measures changes in blood flow to certain areas of the brain

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What is the purpose of fMRI?

Measures the changes in oxygen levels in the blood to the brain

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What is the purpose of EEG?

Measures electrical signals in the brain

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What is the purpose of MEG?

Measure magnetic field generated by electrical currents in the brain

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Which imaging techniques have good temporal resolution?

Evoked potential or event related potential
Magenetoencephalography

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What are the possible outcomes of a lesion to the posterior parietal association cortex?

Disorientation
Inability to read a map or understand spatial relationships
Apraxia
Hemispatial neglect