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Unformatted text preview: Years after Flourens discovery of non-localization in the brain a French physician by the name of Pierre-Paul Broca (1824-1880) proved him wrong. Broca had a patient by the name of Leborgne who despite seeming to be able to comprehend everything said to him was unable to produce speech (nonfluent aphasia). Once Leborgne died Broca performed an autopsy and found a tumor on the third convolution of the frontal lobe on the left side of the brain. This area became known as Brocas area and proved Galls idea of brain localization to be correct. Leborgnes Brain Pierre-Paul Broca Looking back today it is clear that Gall had the right idea about brain specialization but the wrong methods and Flourens had the wrong idea, but the right methods of scientific discovery. References http://www.phrenology.com/franzjosephgall.html http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n01/frenolog/frenloc.htm http://mysite.verizon.net/res0im1v/donettesteelepsychology/ Klein, S., & Thorne M. B. (2006). Biological Psychology. New York: Worth Publishers...
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