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Homework #1 Erin Goode MS 110 Section 004
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Part I: The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat 1. Dr. P’s visual system was working normally, although this brain was not allowing him to perceive things correctly. Dr. P visited an ophthalmologist, who said that his eyes work properly, but that there is a problem with the parts of his brain associated with vision, causing him perceive objects as different things than they actually are. Because Dr. P was able to see objects and identify where they are, it show that the optic nerve and optic tract, sending information from the eye to the brain, are working properly, and that there is just a problem with the region of the brain important for object identification. The optic nerve takes information collected by the photoreceptors in the eye and pass the information to the optic tract, which then sends information to the brain where the information is processed. 2. Dr. P’s ventral stream of visual processing was damaged from his stroke. He was always able to know where an object was that he was looking at, but he was unable to what the object was. Dr. P mistakenly thought fire hydrants were his students, though his shoe was his foot, and mistook his wife for a hat. He was unable to recognize himself, his friends, or his family in pictures. Dr. P is able to correctly understand where things were located, meaning his dorsal stream in his parietal lobe was working properly. For example, although he though he did not know what the shoe was, mistaking it for his foot, he knew where it was located.
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3. Dr. P was unaware of the brain damage he was suffering from. He was unaware that anything was wrong with him and that his brain was not working properly, causing him to perceive the world differently than
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY 210 taught by Professor Nolta during the Winter '10 term at University of Michigan.

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