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Before the advent of modern imaging techniques, scientists and clinicians relied on autopsies of people who suffered brain injury with resultant change in behavior to determine how different areas of the brain were affected. What are some of the limitations association with this kind of approach? How does it differ in terms of modern approaches? In the past, scientists and clinicians had to rely on autopsies of people who suffered brain injury with injury with resultant change in behavior to determine how different areas of the brain were affected. One of the main limitations with this is situation is that you are not able to determine what parts of the brain the injury is affecting or how it is affecting the individual with the brain injury until they are deceased. Some of the damages that were caused could cause changes in other area of the brain, which could contribute to behavioral deficits. These changes would not be obvious to someone who performs the autopsy

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