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Wada test

 a technique toanaesthetise one hemisphere of the brain ata time, by injecting a short-acting anaesthetic (sodium amytal) into the carotid artery servingone hemisphere, then a short time later repeating the procedure for the other hemisphere, inorder to see which hemisphere is important for language in participants.

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September 17th 2021

thematic apperception test (TAT)

 a projectivetest, whereby individuals are presented with ambiguous pictures and askedto generate a story from them, thereby reveal personality characteristics, motivation forpower, achievement and affiliation, and in a clinical setting, anyunderlying emotional problems.