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Neuronal connectivity, regional differentiation, and brain damage in humans.

Zaidel, Dahlia W. (1999) Neuronal connectivity, regional differentiation, and brain damage in humans. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

When circumscribed brain regions are damaged in humans, highly specific iimpairments in language, memory, problem solving, and cognition are observed. Neurosurgery such as "split brain" or hemispherectomy, for example has shown that encompassing regions, the left and right cerebral hemispheres each control human behavior in unique ways. Observations stretching over 100 years of patients with unilateral focal brain damage have revealed, withouth the theoretical benefits of "cognitive neuroscience" or "cognitive psychology," that human behavior is indeed controlled by the brain and its neurons.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:hemispheric specialization, functional localization, brain, language localization, split brain, commissurotomy, brain damage, corpus callosum, hippocampus, memory, brain evolution
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neurology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
ID Code:4376
Deposited By:Zaidel, Dahlia W.
Deposited On:05 Jun 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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