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  • assumption: biological approach assumes behaviour can be explained interms of different areas of the brain.
  • as,different areas of the brain is localised/specialised for different functions
  • e.g. cerebal cortex covers the surface of the brain. it is divided into four lobes
  • frontal lobe is responsible for thinking and fine motor movement
  • occipital lobe- sight and vision.


  • psychosurgery- a surgical procedure performed on the brain, aim of treating mentally disturbed behaviour. 
  • psychosurgery involves destroying sections of the brain or severing fibres
  • trepanning is the ancient practise, involves cutting 4cm hole using a sharp knife or drill.AIM- release evil spirits 
  • 19940-1950s Moniz came up with new form of psychosurgery. he removed


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