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The Setting: You are a doctor who specializes in brain surgery but you often see many different types of patients. In each of the following cases,...

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The Setting: You are a doctor who specializes in brain surgery but you often see many different types of patients. In each of the following cases, make a “diagnosis” concerning where you believe the problem occurs within the brain. Case 1: A 56-year-old female has suffered a recent stroke. She speaks in a curious manner resembling fluent English but the phrases make no sense and often contain made-up words. You find that she does not comprehend any of your verbal instructions. You quickly diagnose the problem as a lesion in the ____ hemisphere of the _______ lobe in _______ ________. Case 2: A mother brings her 7-year-old son to you because he is having serious and devastating epileptic seizures which have been located in the left hemisphere previously but seem to be spreading over to the right hemisphere. The surgery which you recommend will involve cutting the _______ __________. Case 3: A San Diego Padre comes to you and explains that he awakened yesterday morning to find, much to his dismay, that he no longer can catch a baseball with his right arm. You are willing to bet that you will find brain damage in the ________ __________ lobe. Case 4: A 78 year old man has suffered a recent stroke and finds that although he understands what others say to him, his speech pattern is laborious and halting. You quickly diagnose the problem as a lesion in the ______ ________ lobe in ______ ______. Case 5: John comes to you with complaints that he can not regulate his emotions. You feel you will find damage in either the _________ or the ___________. Case 6: A 5 year old little boy steps on a tack with his left foot and cries out in pain. The ________ ________ lobe would receive this input. Case 7: Lilly has suffered a stroke and can not make any new memories. Her stroke might have damaged the _____________ Case 8: Tom is having difficulty processing visual sensory information. His ___ is probably damaged. Neuron and Nervous system 9. You have just touched a hot mug of coffee. Your hand immediately and reflexively pulls away. This action was controlled by your ___________. 10. Juanita is relaxing on the beach in sunny Fiji. It is MOST likely that Juanita’s ____________ nervous system is dominant. Be specific. 11. The two major division of the nervous system are the __________ and _________. 12. The ______ nervous system carries sensory information to the CNS and then from the CNS onward to skeletal muscles. Be specific 13. John is startled by the sound of glass breaking in his bedroom window. He hears shuffling of feet and senses the presence of others. MOST likely his _________ nervous system is dominant. Be specific.
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14. If you had the power to make a new human being, what should you use as the MOST BASIC unit of this person’s nervous system? _____________ 15. An impulse travels through the structures of the neurons in what order? 16. During an action potential, the inside of the axon becomes ____ & the outside becomes ___ 17. The neurotransmitters communicate “information” from one neuron across the ______ to another neuron. 18. Where are neurotransmitters located within a neuron? 19. What are neurotransmitters?
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