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Why study the nervous system? 1) The brain is the most complex of all biological organs. 2) The brain is what makes us the individuals that we are. 3) The brain makes the human race human. 4) If we know how normal brains work, we should be able to fix broken ones. NPB 12: Human Brain and Disease
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Ancient History: Egyptians: Bowels and heart Israelites: Liver Plato: Brain Aristotle: Heart Gladiator Doctors understood that certain head injuries caused certain symptoms.
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Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
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Luigi Galvani (1737 – 1798)
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Franz Gall (1758-1828) and the American Phrenological Journal
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Marc Dax (1771-1837): Largely unknown to history He “published” a paper in 1836 describing the link between right hemiplegia and aphasia
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Phineas Gage (1823-1860) 25 years old Likable Capable
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Unformatted text preview: Worked for the railroad http://www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/psychology/gagepage/index.php Until …. . http://www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/psychology/gagepage/index.php Paul Broca (1824 – 1880) Language was localized to one side of the brain in the frontal lobe (later named “Broca’s area”). This is usually on the left side for most people Language is in the left hemisphere for right handers and the right hemisphere for left handers correct! incorrect! Late 1800s – early 1900s: “cytoarchitectonics” Korbinian Brodmann (1868-1918) Wilder Penfield (1891-1976) Used electrical stimulation of human brains while the patient was awake and could tell him what they experienced. Frontal Parietal Temporal occipital cerebellum brainstem Bilateral parietal-occipital lesions...
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