Suitable techniques include MRI, fMRI and PET imaging but what is important is that you understand how they are used by psychologists to study the relationship between brain and behaviour (remember the IB accept cognitive processes, such as memory, as a behaviour).
PET scans: pet-scans
with information from Smith and Jonides (1997)
In an ERQ you may wish to talk (or even compare) more than one technique, so I have provided some materials in MRI and fMRI too.
Do you remember Maguire’s study from the BLOA?
Here is a link to the complete original article by Maguire: maguire.pdf
Examples of studies that have used virtual reality
Sense Cam a treatment for amnesia
The choice of techniques used to correlate the brain with behaviour is based on a variety of factors including ….
- available technology
An awareness of these limitations as well as the strengths of these different techniques is important when evaluating the contribution they have made to understanding behaviour.