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Psychology Experiment on Brain Activity

By ChiUni 07 Nov 2017

Experiment 1
Two participants would dip their hands into freezing water, one participant would be blindfolded and the other would be made busy through talking to others or searching on their phones.



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After one minute, each participant would rate there pain from 1 (being no pain) to 10 (high pain)

The findings suggested, whilst distracted, pain is more bearable.

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Things we must consider; other distractions in the room, gender, individuals pain tolerance level and room temperature.

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Experiment 2


A participant was connected to an EEG, a machine which records brain activity.

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There were large fluctuations of the brain activity. when the participant listened to music.

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Music was then manipulated from high tempo to slow tempo, and the brain activity was recorded.

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High tempo music caused higher peaks of brain activity on the EEG monitor. 

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Things to consider; preference of music, volume of music, background noise and individual differences.

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