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Techniques used to Examine the Brain's Behavior Link

Activation of the brain is measured by electrophysiological techniques using an electrical or magnetic field that the nervous system produces. These types of measures include may include magneto-encephalography (MEG) or electroencephalography (EEG). Brain scans, such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), positron emission tomography (PET) and computed axial tomography (CAT or CT), are used in investigations of the function and structure of the brain. These types of techniques yield the

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?Standardized neuropsychological tests are used to link performance to neurocognitive process. They are standardized and given to specific groups of people before they are used in individual cases. The data from these tests are normative date. Examples of these types of tests are: Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery, the Wechsler Adult Memory Scale (WMS), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), Boston Naming Test, the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC). These are psycho-educationatl tests that measure a person's intra-disciplinary strengths and weakness in academic subjects, such as reading, writing and arithmetic.

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Psycho-educationatl tests that measure a person's intra-disciplinary strengths and weakness in academic subjects, such as reading, writing and arithmetic. Brain scans are used in investigations of the function and structure of the brain.

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