Brain Functions and Psychology

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Brain Functions and Psychology Abstract Different specialties within the field of psychology are interested in various divisions of the human brain due to its elaborate and multifaceted relationship between behavior and the brain. The brain or encephalon can be divided in to a varying number of divisions that are explored by different specialty groups within the field of psychology including biological psychologists, cognitive neuroscientist, cognitive psychologists, neuropsychologists, and general research psychologists. Research performed by different psychology professionals on the brain offers a venue for gaining further understanding of certain conditions such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and…show more content…
General research psychologists focus on why a person may conduct one’s self and think in a particular manner. This same group of professionals explores how a person may remember events and potential causes for forgetfulness, how feelings and desires or wants are met, and investigates the different manner in which one person can perceive the same event. Research Research performed by different psychology professionals on the brain offers a venue for gaining further understanding of certain conditions such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer's. Research of this nature allows recognization of how certain ailments and diseases such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases can lead to damage in the brain (Breedlove et al., 2013). Hansell and Damour (2008) explain that ongoing research allows medical professionals to gain ground on the mysteries of the brain which in turn leads to new discovers that can potentially affect human behavior. Research on the brain also leads to potential findings which can be used to provide relief from conditions that still escape everyday medical treatment (Hansell & Damour, 2008). Part 2: Personal Interest in the Brain Memory This counselor is interested in researching memory and the opposing factor of forgetfulness. Psychologists study memory to better
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