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Unformatted text preview: “Eliot” – a modern day Phineas After his brain tumor was removed Elliot’s cognitive abilities remained unchanged, i.q. remained the same, good perceptual ability, good at math, language skills unimpaired, ability to imagine solutions to a host of problems. BUT he was unable to make decisions. Functions commonly attributed to the frontal lobes Planning Organizing Problem solving Decision making Controlling behavior and emotions And I suspect that the frontal lobes are critically involved in creating images of ourselves in the future and making decisions based on what we see and on what we feel when we see what we see. 20:01 20:01...
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- Fall '10
- Management, frontal lobes, Alan Alda, good perceptual ability