CH11SF - Megan Chertoff 1) In the posterior part of the...

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Megan Chertoff 1) In the posterior part of the brain, vision is controlled. When someone sees something in their visual field, blood flow increases to the opposite side of the brain to which that field is located. Thus the posterior part of the brain is responsible for shifting and focusing attention on different parts of the visual field. The anterior portion of the brain is responsible for detecting events in the attending area such as word recognition. 2) The prefrontal cortex is where working memory is processed. It is also important in source monitoring of memories. Those with damaged frontal lobes often have difficulty making appropriate decisions. 3) Gall was the first of do anatomical comparison studies between human and animal brains. He believed that different psychological functions were controlled by different organs of the brain. This led to the phrenology – the study of bumps in the head. Flourens was a distributionist who believed that by removing or destroying parts of an animal’s brain did not result in the loss of a specific function, but rather the general
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 410 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Spring '05 term at VCU.

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CH11SF - Megan Chertoff 1) In the posterior part of the...

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