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Unformatted text preview: -Recovered from head injury-Personality changed Aphasias Broca, 1865-Demonstrated left hemispheric dominance for language Wernicke, 1874-Demonstrated that a specific brain structure was responsible for understanding speec (See notes for image) Patients with epilepsy Split-brain surgery-Corpus callosum was removed Right hemisphere-Motor functions Left hemisphere-Make sense out of things Localization-Sex has effect, men are more localized Plasticity of the brain-The brain can re-organize quickly, especially when young through neurogenesis Faces of fruit experiment-Left visual field Right hemisphere sees face, the big picture-Right visual field Left hemisphere sees fruit, the details Temporal Lobe Epilepsy-H.M. had bilateral removal of hippocampi-Cant form new factual memories-He lives at the present, but his motor task gets better after practice-Now, only remove one side of the hippocampi...
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- Spring '07