Neuroscience Psychology

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Neuroscience
Neuroscience, otherwise known as biological psychology, is the study of how genes affect behavior. Neuroscientists believe that all that is psychological as a biological premises, and can be traced back to a physiological cause. Biological psychology compares different species and their behaviors, it investigates physiology with the nervous system and hormonal factors, as well as the inheritance of genes. Studies within this perspective often involve studying twins, for example examining the similarity between identical twins, compared to the similarity between fraternal twins. If the identical twins portray results more congruent than those of the fraternal twins, there is a clear correlation between the genetics involved in the
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It attempts to find pathways and steps in human examination of thinking, language, memory, perception, consciousness and attention. Cognitive psychology is divided into three sections. The first is human experimental psychology or social psychology, which includes observing behaviour, problem-solving, memory and reaction. Another is computer analogy, or the idea of comparing the human mind and control system to a metaphorical computer; a computer stores information, information is received and sent out and many small connections make a big picture; the human mind is assessed similarly. The third is cognitive neuroscience, which discusses a scientific view of the brain and how it reacts to external stimuli. In contrast to behavioural psychology, cognitive psychology is concerned with the input, the mediation process, and the output. A research example for this sort of perspective is having a memory test in an isolated lab with multiple test subjects, observing how they take in the memory (perhaps visually or through auditory methods), what the brain does with it (stores, analyses, or confuses), and how this is later recalled in different test
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