1Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario
Science Education: Essentials of Behavioral Science
JoVE Science Education
Cognition encompasses mental processes such as memory, perception, decision-making reasoning and language. Cognitive scientists are using a combination of behavioral and neuropsychological techniques to investigate the underlying neural substrates of cognition. They are interested in understanding how information is perceived, processed and how does it affect the final execution of behaviors. With this knowledge, researchers hope to develop new treatments for individuals with cognitive impairments.
JoVE's introduction to cognition reviews several components of this phenomenon, such as perception, attention, language comprehension, etc. Key questions in the field of cognition will be discussed along with specific methods currently being used to answer these questions. Finally, specific studies that investigate different aspects of cognition using tools like functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) or Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) will be explained.…
1Biomedical Sciences and Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri, 2Division of Neurotoxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, Food and Drug Administration