• Question: When you studied psychology, how improtant was it to know all the parts of the brain?

    Asked by kamile to Tom on 15 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Tom Hartley answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      Initially it was not important, and even today many psychologists are not interested in the brain. They think that the “mind” is what thinks and that it can be studied without looking at the brain, but just by measuring behaviour. I don’t agree with this. When I got into brain imaging it became more important to know about the different parts of the brain.