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XXXXXX 1 XXXXXX Dr. Labansat PSYC 10213-015 12/4/07 Movie Paper One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Throughout the movie, we see that Billy has a stuttering problem. This could be because of some sort of damage to the temporal lobe of the brain. One of the functions of the temporal lobe is associated with being able to speak coherently. Damage to the temporal lobe could result in a stammering, such as what Billy displays during the entirety of the movie. The temporal lobe is also involved in hearing and understanding verbal and written material. This is damage to the temporal lobe because Billy has problems with communicating his thoughts. When McMurphy is first entering the ward, he witnesses a card game being played by some of the patients. One of the patients, Martini, likes to cheat and look at cards. This is not acceptable behavior, and this could be caused by damage to the frontal lobe . The frontal lobe of the brain deals with motor movements, emotional behavior, tells us what's socially acceptable behavior, our personality, and our attention to the environment. Damage to the frontal lobe could lead to a loss of personality or even lacking the common knowledge of socially acceptable behavior. This is damage to the frontal lobe because what he likes to do (cheat) is not socially acceptable. At the very end of the movie, when McMurphy is put back to bed, we find out that he has had a lobotomy. Specifically, he has had a frontal lobotomy . We can see the stitches on both sides of his upper forehead. A frontal lobotomy removes two-thirds of the front part of the frontal lobe. We know this is what he had because he had a loss of personality; he was basically a vegetable. He could barely move and had the same dull expression on his face. After McMurphy punched through the glass to get Cheswick his cigarettes, McMurphy (and
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