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    Hi there,

    I have an essay on the following question:

    Discuss how knowledge about localisation of function has contributed to our understanding of behaviour. Refer in your answer to at least two examples of cortical localisation of function

    I've got the A01 points down, but I can't think of A02 points that would link in with this and behaviour. Can anybody suggest anything? Thank you!
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    What you got so far?
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    What you got so far?

    I've wrote about the three layers of the brain, the lobes, I've mentioned the case of Phineas Gage and I've talked about Neurosurgery, MRI scanning and EEG
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    (Original post by Izzy Drake)
    I've wrote about the three layers of the brain, the lobes, I've mentioned the case of Phineas Gage and I've talked about Neurosurgery, MRI scanning and EEG
    I'm not sure how relevant most of that is.. Neurosurgery is a good example, particularly if you're talking about say, the work of Penfield. MRI scanning is good. EEG is notoiously poor at localisation and might be best avoided. What three layers of the brain are you referring to?

    Gotta work Brodmann and Broca in there somewhere also. As well as examples from TMS research would work well.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I'm not sure how relevant most of that is.. Neurosurgery is a good example, particularly if you're talking about say, the work of Penfield. MRI scanning is good. EEG is notoiously poor at localisation and might be best avoided. What three layers of the brain are you referring to?

    Gotta work Brodmann and Broca in there somewhere also. As well as examples from TMS research would work well.
    The three layers I wrote about were the central core, limbic system and the cerebrum. I wrote a bit about each part.

    We didn't study it in class. We've been left with a powerpoint and this question so I apologise if my knowledge is poor.
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    (Original post by Izzy Drake)
    The three layers I wrote about were the central core, limbic system and the cerebrum. I wrote a bit about each part.

    We didn't study it in class. We've been left with a powerpoint and this question so I apologise if my knowledge is poor.
    Keep in mind this essay question is about cortical specialisation, e.g. the cerebral cortex. The central core, limbic systm and most of the cerebrum are not part of the cerebral cortex.
 
 
 
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