Ch 6: Technology & the Brain

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Study for an upcoming quiz or test covering the relationship between technology and the human brain with help from this informative chapter. Access fun lessons, short quizzes and other resources from any computer, smartphone or tablet while at home or on-the-go.

Technology & the Brain - Chapter Summary

In psychology, experts identified correlations between the brain and technology. Get a comprehensive overview of this concept by reviewing this self-paced chapter. Explore entertaining lessons that examine ways video games, movies, the Internet and other forms of technology affect us psychologically. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the uses of technology, its disadvantages and how it impacts the brain
  • List three assessments that examine the relationship between the body and mind
  • Share developmental reasons for the rating classification systems associated with films and video games
  • Provide details about the possible links between violent video games and behavior problems
  • Explain how the Internet impacts our thoughts and behavior
  • Define and discuss the history of artificial intelligence
  • Describe trends in cognitive science
  • Exhibit an understanding of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

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7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Technology & the Brain
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Technology & The Brain: Impact, Uses & Disadvantages

1. Technology & The Brain: Impact, Uses & Disadvantages

This lesson looks at how technology has impacted the brain. The lesson discusses how modern information technology has created both positive and negative impacts, and how it can be used to enhance brain functioning.

Psychophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessments

2. Psychophysiological and Neuropsychological Assessments

Some psychological disorders have a physical basis. In this lesson, we'll look at three types of assessments that examine the link between body and mind: neuroimaging, neuropsychological tests, and psychophysiological tests.

Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems?

3. Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems?

Do you know an adolescent that spends a lot of time playing violent video games? This lesson weighs the evidence for and against the argument that violent video games cause behavioral problems.

Effects of the Internet on Our Thoughts & Behavior

4. Effects of the Internet on Our Thoughts & Behavior

How much time do you spend online? If you had to stop using the internet would it give you anxiety? In this lesson, we'll explore how the web has affected the way everyone thinks and communicates with each other.

What is Artificial Intelligence? - Definition & History

5. What is Artificial Intelligence? - Definition & History

This lesson will serve as a basic introduction into the world of artificial intelligence. You'll learn what it is, its brief history, its current state, and where the future may lie.

Trends in Cognitive Science

6. Trends in Cognitive Science

Cognitive scientists are trying to discover how your mind works. Breakthroughs offer some answers and many new questions. In this lesson, we'll take a look at where it all started, and discuss some of what is happening in cognitive science.

What is Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

7. What is Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?

This article defines and describes a new approach to treating depression called Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). While some challenges exist, this fresh approach offers the possibility of radical relief and improvement.

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