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Unformatted text preview: low activity (blood flow) o fMRI (1990s) Magnetically detect blood flow to the brain during activity o TMS (2000s) The Mind Influences Health o Directly- Through the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems control of critical body organs o Indirectly- Through the control of the endocrine system Ex. – rich connections b/t hypothalamus and the pituitary gland Frontal Lobe Damage and Personality o Frontal lobes are involved in movement, attention, planning, memory, and personality o Frontal lobe function in personality is evident in the case of Phincas Gage Gage suffered frontal lobe damage in an accident He was a railroad supervisor prior to the damage After the damage he exhibited personality changes...
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- Fall '08
- Frontal lobe damage