Lecture 18-functions of Cortex-1

Lecture 18-functions of Cortex-1 - Gages case goes beyond...

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somatosenory motor Auditory visual
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Somatosensory cortex Motor cortex Visual cortex auditory cortex
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Most important functions of Pre-Frontal Lobes 1) to weigh consequences of future actions and to plan and organize actions accordingly. 2) provide inhibitory control over emotional responses, thereby allowing for appropriate behaviors in social situations. Due to the massive lesion to the frontal lobes that Phineas Gage suffered, he could no longer plan for the future, conduct himself according to the social rules he had previously followed, nor could he decide on a course of action that would be most adventageous for his survival.
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Unformatted text preview: Gages case goes beyond the more direct deficits in vision, hearing or motor activity. It showed that the mind and brain are one, and that damage To the brain can destroy the essence of a person, changing him or her into someone else. Somatosensory Homunculus Sequential self-portraits made by the artist Anton Raederscheidt over the period of his recovery from a right parietal stroke, showing progressive improvement in his attention to the left side of his mirror image . READ- CHAPTER 4 IN CONVERSATIONS WITH NEILS BRAIN , IF LANGUAGE IS LEFT, WHATS RIGHT ?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course BIO 365R taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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