Ch.2 case questions
After Alyssa's auto accident she injured her brain. She is able to remember what her mother
Alyssa has damaged her right temporal lobe
causing a disease called face blindness
This disease causes a person to be able to see a face and not be able to recognize it. We can
infer she has this disease,
Because she is able to remember her mother's features her hippocampus
Alyssa can still see clearly. This means her visual cortex, occipital lobe,
(A) If Mr. Black damaged his B roca’s Area then he would struggle to speak words. This is
because the B
roca’s Area is located in the
frontal lobe. Our frontal lobe is the more
developed than any other animal. It helps with higher level thinking. He would have trouble
speaking because he wouldn't be able to control the muscles in his jaw to formulate words.
Although Mr. Black will have trouble speaking he can still read and write, he could even sing to
a familiar song because music is located in the memory of a song is located in the
(B) If Mr. Black damaged his
Wernicke’s area Mrs. Black would be able to speak but his use
of words would be wrong. The
Wernicke's area is located in the l eft temporal lobe. He would
be unable to process words as a language.
(C) If Mr. Black damaged his
angular gyrus he wouldn't be able to speak and understand.
The angular gyrus is located is the
parietal lobe. Mr. Black would still be able to write and
3. A normal brain uses the
left hemisphere is more dominant compared to the right
hemisphere. For example the right hemisphere is the perceptual task and the left hemisphere
is more for critical thinking and calculating. So if a person has a
split brain the left hemisphere ...