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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2015, 06:57:46 pm »
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Hi guys! I'm struggling to get my head around association areas and the different association areas in the cerebral cortex lobes and was wondering if anyone would be able to elaborate and explain what association areas and the different ones in the four lobes are? - Sorry if this is a bit vague!! :)

Ok so I'll try my best
Association area are in all four lobes of the brain. They integrate info from other lobes and allow for higher order mental functions such as thinking and learning. Association areas in the parietal lobe will have a role in spatial reasoning and attention. Association area visual in the occipital lobe will interact with the visual cortex in each occipital lobe to integrate visual info with memory, language and sounds (from other lobes) to give meaning to visual info.

This is all explained better in the Grivas textbook
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2015, 06:58:48 pm »
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Does damage to Wernicke area impair fluency of speech as well as understanding the meaning of speech?
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2015, 06:26:56 pm »
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Does damage to Wernicke area impair fluency of speech as well as understanding the meaning of speech?

Speech would still be fluent albeit nonsensical.
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2015, 09:58:16 pm »
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Ok so I'll try my best
Association area are in all four lobes of the brain. They integrate info from other lobes and allow for higher order mental functions such as thinking and learning. Association areas in the parietal lobe will have a role in spatial reasoning and attention. Association area visual in the occipital lobe will interact with the visual cortex in each occipital lobe to integrate visual info with memory, language and sounds (from other lobes) to give meaning to visual info.

This is all explained better in the Grivas textbook

Are Broca's and Wernicke's areas classed as association areas?
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2015, 08:38:19 pm »
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Are Broca's and Wernicke's areas classed as association areas?

I dont believe so.

How does one diagnose Broca's aphasia? Does a neurologist simply ask the patient a question and if they have difficulty speaking, diagnose it as Broca's Aphasia?
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2015, 09:56:47 pm »
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I dont believe so.


Doesn't the Oxford text say that Broca's and Wernicke's areas are though?
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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2015, 10:04:24 pm »
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I dont believe so.

How does one diagnose Broca's aphasia? Does a neurologist simply ask the patient a question and if they have difficulty speaking, diagnose it as Broca's Aphasia?
Lol no it ain't that simple. There are probably brain scans involved
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2015, 09:39:17 pm »
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Doesn't the Oxford text say that Broca's and Wernicke's areas are though?

Im using Grivas and it mentions nothing about Broca's and Wernicke's Area as being association areas. Did a google search and it yielded no results, so I think the safest thing would be to not consider them as association areas.

Lol no it ain't that simple. There are probably brain scans involved

Yeah, I thought so, just making sure, thanks  :P
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2015, 06:42:17 pm »
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Hello  :)

This is a really stupid question but could someone please tell me what the cerebral cortex actually is?
Like is it just the outer layer of the brain or is it a collective term for the different lobes?

The study design says we need to know the 'roles of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex' so does that mean the lobes are kind of like a subcategory of the cerebral cortex?

I'm so confused :P
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2015, 07:03:55 pm »
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Hello  :)

This is a really stupid question but could someone please tell me what the cerebral cortex actually is?
Like is it just the outer layer of the brain or is it a collective term for the different lobes?

The study design says we need to know the 'roles of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex' so does that mean the lobes are kind of like a subcategory of the cerebral cortex?

I'm so confused :P
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Its the outer layer your right, the squiggly bit. The four lobes are just parts/areas of it. Whats underneath the outer layer doesn't matter to us as much in pyschology, it controls all the boring stuff like um your body lol
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2015, 10:20:13 pm »
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Hello  :)

This is a really stupid question but could someone please tell me what the cerebral cortex actually is?
Like is it just the outer layer of the brain or is it a collective term for the different lobes?

The study design says we need to know the 'roles of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex' so does that mean the lobes are kind of like a subcategory of the cerebral cortex?

I'm so confused :P
Thankyou
Cerebral cortex is the convoluted outer covering of the brain. This outer layer is divided into 4 cortical lobes
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2015, 09:34:45 pm »
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hello, I just wanted to know how do you write an aim? what's included in it?

how come studies on animals cannot be generalised onto humans? I understand the concept of this but not quite sure how i would answer it

thanks  :)
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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #42 on: March 22, 2015, 11:17:21 pm »
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hello, I just wanted to know how do you write an aim? what's included in it?

For the aim just keep it simple:
'To investigate the effects of (input IV here) on (input DV here)'. This may be different depending on the type of study done but one sentence should usually suffice.

how come studies on animals cannot be generalised onto humans? I understand the concept of this but not quite sure how i would answer it
I wouldn't worry too much about that. I don't think you will ever need to answer it in an exam, but I guess because animals have different functioning and structures so there's no evidence to prove it will have the same effects on humans.
Also, the sample can only be generalised to the population, which wouldn't be humans in this case.

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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #43 on: March 25, 2015, 07:23:25 pm »
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Hello :)

I'm a little confused about association areas...
I've been reading through some notes and getting confused when, for example, it says 'Frontal lobe association areas are important in the process of planning and thinking' - what is meant by an association area??

Thankyou :)

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Re: Psychology 3/4 Question Thread!
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2015, 07:37:26 pm »
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Hello :)

I'm a little confused about association areas...
I've been reading through some notes and getting confused when, for example, it says 'Frontal lobe association areas are important in the process of planning and thinking' - what is meant by an association area??

Thankyou :)

Association area is anything outside its primary area within a lobe. These are involved in integrating information between motor and sensory areas and higher-order mental processes such as decision-making, planning, etc.
i.e. Frontal Lobe; Primary Area: Primary Motor Cortex - its association area is anything outside the primary motor cortex within the frontal lobe :)

Hope that makes sense!
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