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Biological psychology

Methodologies and applications

Modern neuroscience makes use of cutting-edge brain imaging tools and techniques, like fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography) scans to observe brain activity during tasks or emotional states.

With practical applications in disciplines including medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and neuropsychology, biological psychology has broad-reaching implications. For instance, it sheds light on the neural underpinnings of mental illnesses, enabling the development of more effective therapeutic approaches. Additionally, it aids in gaining an understanding of how drugs and medications affect the brain, allowing for the development of more specialised treatments (Pinel, 2014).

You can watch this 6½ minute video which gives further information about biopsychology:

Introduction to Biopsychology

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Suggested Wider Reading

If you would like to learn more about biopsychology, you can read the following text that is available through your online reading list: