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Dec 2012
Biological Psychology

Biological psychology or behavioral neuroscience is the study of the biological substrates of behavior and mental processes.

There are different specialties within behavioral neuroscience. For example, physiological psychologists use animal models, typically rats, to study the neural, genetic, and cellular mechanisms that underlie specific behaviors such as learning and memory and fear responses.

Cognitive neuroscientists investigate the neural correlates of psychological processes in humans using neural imaging tools, and neuropsychologists conduct psychological assessments to determine, for instance, specific aspects and extent of cognitive deficit caused by brain damage or disease.

Kurt Goldstein a German neurologist was the first in determining the relationship between damaged brain parts and human psychological behavior, as his research work was able to precisely determine the causes of alien hand syndrome.

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