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Unformatted text preview: o Amygdala (aggression, emotional memory) o Hippocampus (memory formation) The case of H.M. o Hypothalamus (eating, drinking, sex, hibernation) Cerebrum (most of the human brain: Higher cognitive and emotional functions o Frontal lobe planning, thinking, long term memory o Temporal lobe hearing o Parietal love touch o Occipital love vision Visual Agnosia (involves damage to occipital love o Impairment of higher visual processes used to recognize objects Patient can copy a drawing but cannot recognize the object o They still may know a lot about the object, and may be able to recognize by sound or touch Interesting Subtype of Agnosia o Posopagnosia Patient can recognize many objects but cannot differentiate faces. May even affect own face Can still make inferences, based on voice, clothes, ect....
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- Spring '08