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For this assignment you will write a 2-3-page expository paper discussing the major historical perspectives of cognitive psychology and how advancements in technology have led to a greater understanding of brain processes involved in cognition.

Include the following in your paper:

Compare the early perspectives in cognitive psychology of empiricism and nativism.
Describe the contributions to cognitive psychology of the following historical movements and developments:
o Ancient Greek philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Descartes)

o Research in Germany using introspection

o Behaviorism in America

o Human research during World War II

o The cognitive revolution and the information processing approach

o Linguistics

Discuss contributions from the field of neuroscience to the understanding of cognitive psychology by addressing how at least 2 of the following have increased the understanding of the role of the brain in cognition:
o Electroencephalogram

o Magnetoencephalogram

o Positron Emission Tomography

o Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging