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The Science of Psychology
The Biological Perspective
Sensation & Perception
Motivation and Emotion
Testing and Intelligence
Treatment of Psychological Disorders
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Biology, natural selection, and adaptation
Heightened human abilities
The Ninja and His Nemesis
Nature v Nurture
Gina and Tina: Separated Twins
Brain waves shown on the EEG in response to stimulation.
In Your Own Words
Ways to show which parts of the brain are in use during different cognitive processes.
Getting an MRI or EEG while being exposed to funny jokes would show the event related potentials of humor. The event being the jokes, the potentials being what the MRI or EEG shows that your brain is doing at that time.
The EEG from the book of dreaming is the event related potential of dreaming.
A goofy experiment was done where they put people into fMRI machines and told them jokes like "What do engineers use for birth control... their personality." and "Why did the golfer wear two sets of pants... he had a hole in one." These jokes registered event related potentials. The researchers also used baseline "
" jokes with unfunny punchlines (aka
) to try and make sure that they were recording event-related potentials that occurred because of the real jokes. They found some areas of the temporal lobes that seem to light up when a person is laughing.
Goel, V., & Dolan, R. J. (2001). The functional anatomy of humor: segregating cognitive and affective components. Nature neuroscience, 4(3), 237-238.
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