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Examining Brain Function

Examining Brain Function

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will explain the usefulness of localizing brain function. The electrical stimulation of the brain and electroencephalograph will show how the brain can be stimulated and function can be measured.

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Terms to Know
Electrical Stimulation of the Brain (ESB)

Providing electrical shocks directly to certain parts of brain to activate them and measuring responses.

Electroencephalograph (EEG)

A device placed on a person’s head that can amplify and measure the brain’s electrical activity.

Localization of Function

The idea that specific areas and structures of the brain relate to certain behaviors or mental processes.