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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Neuropsychology

BEFORE

1890 William James puts forward a theory about neural networks in the brain.

1911 Edward Thorndike’s Law of Effect proposes that connections between stimulus and response are “stamped in,” creating a neural link, or association.

1917 Wolfgang Köhler’s study of chimps shows that learning by insight is longer-lasting than learning by trial and error.

1929 Karl Lashley publishes Brain Mechanisms and Intelligence.

AFTER

1970s George Armitage Miller coins the term “cognitive neuroscience.”

1980s Neuroscientists devise imaging techniques, allowing them to map brain functions.

In the 1920s, a number of psychologists turned ...

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