Fun Paper

Fun Paper

  • Submitted By: amar21
  • Date Submitted: 10/16/2008 11:30 PM
  • Category: Psychology
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The Divided Brain

The purpose of this paper is to use the correlational method to examine the relationship between functions of the left and right hemispheres. I will compare the performance of people with intact brains with the performance of so-called split-brain patients. In many ways, the brains of these two groups are very similar. A) The brainstem contains many functions including such things ass attention, and arrousal. Also the brainstem has no difference to the slpit brain brainstem, split brain patients usually only have an inturupted corpus collusum.
B) The limbic system is located at the border of the brains older parts. C) The crebral cortex are nuero cells that form surface layers on your crebral hemisphere.
D) The corpus collusum is the largest connective way in a human brain. It is made of more than 200 million nerve fibers that connect the left and right sides of the brain.

The split brain patient provides scientists with a window into the normal functions into the brain.A) The spliot brain patient is a patient who's two sides of his brain dont communicate. Surgery can be done to treat it , doctors can cut the corpus collusum which is what connects both hemispheres.B) The test used 2 examine a split brain patient is when they ask the patient to draw what the shapes they see on the screen at the same time, and we see how these shapes are drawn with a asplit brain. C) The results from this test help us understand the general population. We can see how different people with their brains understand things differently.

Cognitive tests performed on split-brain patients have identified a division of labor between hemispheres. It is conceivable that functions handled by the different hemispheres will show a strong relationship in the general population, but not in split-brain patients.A) Four functions of the left hemisphere are verbal, rational, realistic,...

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