Methods of studying cortical specialisation
Considered to be an invasive method as it involves manipulating structures within the brain there are two main ways which neurosurgery is performed:
Ablation - surgical procedure used to remove areas of the brain
Lesioning - surgical procedure used to cut neural connections in the brain
( + ) allows control in the location of damage
( - ) problem of cause and effect - does lesioning one area of the brain damage other areas?
Research method in which the brain of a patient who had a rare affliction (eg…