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Linking Neural Activity to Mental Processes

Authors
  • Han, Shihui1
  • Fang, Fang1
  • 1 Peking University, Department of Psychology, 5 Yiheyuan Road, Beijing, 100871, China , Beijing (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brain Imaging and Behavior
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Aug 27, 2008
Volume
2
Issue
4
Pages
242–248
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11682-008-9030-7
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

Brain imaging research has developed for more than two decades and has enriched our knowledge about human brain functions. Researchers have developed sophisticated methods of experimental design and data analysis in order to link observed neural activity to mental processes. This paper illustrates several methods that have been employed in studies of both low-level cognitive processes (e.g., visual perception) and high-level cognitive processes (e.g., social cognition). Neuroimaging findings obtained using these novel methods enhance our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying human cognitive processes.

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