Localisation of Function evaluation points (biopsychology)

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  • Created on: 23-03-17 14:12

Localisation of Function Evaluation


There is plenty of evidence to support the idea of localisation that comes from case studies. For example, patient Tan, who could only say the word 'Tan', however his intelligence seemed unaffected, his mental and physical faculties intact and responsive. He had impaired speech but intact comprehension. Victor Leorgne has a lesion in his left frontal lobe ad Broca concluded that this area was responsible for speech production, as shown in Leborgne. This is therefore an idiographic approach as detailed information about behaviour is gained from a single individual and a holistic understanding of an individual can be developed from a cases studies.  


However, individual differences are not taken into account. Herasty found, found for example, that females have larger Broca's area than males.


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