Causes the affected person to be unable to understand or produce meaningful

Causes the affected person to be unable to understand

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Causes the affected person to be unable to understand or produce meaningful language Spatial neglect: condition produced by damage to the association areas of the right hemisphere o Results in an inability to recognize objects or body parts in the left visual field The Cerebral Hemispheres: Are You in Your Right Mind? Cerebrum: the upper part of the brain consisting of the two hemispheres and the structures that connect them Split-Brain Research o Study of patients with severed corpus callosum o Involves sending messages to only one side of the brain o Demonstrates right and left brain specialization Left side of the brain o Seems to control language, writing, logical thought, analysis, and mathematical abilities o Processes information sequentially, and enables one to speak Right side of the brain o Controls emotional expression, spatial perception, recognition of faces, patterns, melodies, and emotions o It processes information globally and cannot influence speech Paying Attention to Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder Likelihood of more than one cause and more than one brain route to ADHD Current research looking at a variety of areas o Environmental factors such as low-level lead exposure o Genetic influences o Role of heredity and familial factors o Personality factors
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