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  • 1. Why investigate?• Our brains are like computers; only when things go wrong, can we make any assumptions Studying brain- about which part controls damaged which functions.How do they become patientsdamaged?• Accident, injury, illness or What do they look at? degenerative condition: • Brain scans, testing dementia. of functions, interview, historicalWho investigates? info.• Neurologists, Neuropsychologists.
  • 2. L/O: to be aware of the rationale and key terms for using case studies to evaluate memory models.Key words• Impaired:• Intact:• Left / right hemisphere:• Frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes:
  • 3. L/O: to be aware of the rationale and key terms for using case studies to evaluate memory models.Case Study H.M. K.F. C.W.Why were theystudied?What damage didthey have to thebrain?Impaired?Intact?
  • 4. ‘The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat’ – Oliver Sacks. • Read pages 7-10. What is impaired vs. intact? Read to the ‘post-script’.