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Extra Credit Opportunity: Piaget vs. Vygotsky

October 11, 2019


Another cognitive psychologist who was interested with how children learn was Lev Vygotsky, who focused on socio-cultural cognitive development. Please watch this video – it’s brief: Next, please read this comparison between Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories. Most of it focuses on Piaget, so if you need more information on Vygotsky, please see here. Finally, read […]

Further Reading on Genie

September 30, 2019


If you’re interested in a more recent (2008) look at Genie, ABC news has an excellent – if long – article looking at her progression and regression in language skills and acquisition. The Guardian also has a recent article (2016) where they attempted to track her down to learn of her current condition. They were […]

How to Implant False Memories

September 19, 2019


This isn’t really a how-to guide, but this is Dr. Elizabeth Loftus explaining how people can be manipulated so easily. has a great longform read on Loftus and false memories that I suggest that you read if you’re interested in this topic.

The Fate Of Baby Albert Discovered!

September 9, 2019


I always wondered what happened to him, and apparently so did some people with some serious time on their hands. The identity of Baby Albert was determined to be Douglas Merritte, who sadly died at age six from “water on the brain.” After getting hold of his medical records, they learned that Douglas suffered from a […]

Fatal Familial Insomnia

August 23, 2019


I believe that I’ve mentioned this disorder during class. Fatal Familial Insomnia, or FFI, is a prion disorder of the brain much like mad cow disease. The prions eat away at brain tissue and form small holes in the areas controlling sleep — specifically REM sleep (for more on which area controls what, please reference the […]

Protected: Twin Studies Resources

August 20, 2019

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TBI Isn’t Just Phineas: Meet Civil War Veteran Jacob Miller

August 16, 2019


So much attention has been given to Phineas Gage (and rightfully so) that it’s easy to lose sight of others who have been impacted by traumatic brain injury. This is Jacob Miller. Miller was wounded by a bullet on September 19th, 1863 at the Battle of Chicamagua. By a tremendous stroke of luck, whoever shot […]