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Biological Psychology - Kalat 14.1

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Corpus Callosum
The left & right hemispheres exchange information through this set of axons
Lateralization
Division of labor between the two hemispheres
Visual Field
What is visible at any moment
Optic Chiasm
Half of the axons from each eye cross to the opposite side of the brain
Epilepsy
A condition characterized by repeated episodes of excessive synchronized neural activity, mainly because of decreased release of the inhibitory transmitter GABA
Focus
Point in the brain where the seizures begin
Split-Brain People
People who have undergone surgery to the corpus callosum
WADA Test
A physician injects sodium amytal, a barbiturate tranquilizer, into the carotid artery on one side of the head. The drug puts that side of the brain to sleep, enabling researchers to test the capacities of the other hemisphere
Dichotic Listening Task
A person wears earphones that present different words to the two ears at the same time. The person tries to say either or both words.
Object Naming Latency Task
It measures how fast someone can name an object flushed in the left or right visual field