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Case studies

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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’.

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