How does cognitive neuroscience impact cognitive psychology in a person's life? What factors have contributed to the rise of cognitive psychology?

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The old expression that people are "wired differently" has come to have a sound scientific basis. Cognitive neuroscience is the study of the neural substrates that are part of a brain system or psychological state. The determination of different areas of these underlying substances has to do with certain behaviors or mental states. Many inroads have been made in the study of Cognitive neuroscience. Among them are the study of the neural substrates that are part of a brain system or psychological state. The determination of different areas of these underlying substances has to do with certain behaviors or mental states. Among these are

  1. memory
  2. anticipation and reward
  3. facial recognition
  4. language acquisition
  5. intentional empathy
  6. spontaneous musical performance
  7. religious experience
  8. envisioning the future
  9. anxiety

Cognitive neuroscience has now become a part of cognitive psychology because physical determinations can be made for psychological conditions in people. An essential concept of cognitive science is that

...thinking can best be understood in terms of representational structures in the mind and computational procedures that operate on those structures;

therefore, psychologists have joined with the neuroscientist in looking at how the brain works. Certainly, if one has had any kind of head injuries, there may be some problems that have developed or affect cognition. The essential focus of cognitive psychology is that of the ways in which people acquire, process, and store information, using an approach that is very scientific. With the aid of neuroscience, clinical psychologists can understand the physiological and neural bases for psychological processes and behavior, and, thus, be better able to treat people.

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