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2. What happened when patients were shown a word in their left visual field and asked to speak it aloud?

  • Able to describe it - language centres are in the left hemisphere
  • Able to describe it - language centres are in the right hemisphere
  • Unable to describe it - language centres are in the left hemisphere
  • Unable to describe it - language centres are in the right hemisphere

3. What are advantages to plasticity theories?

  • Practical applications in neurorehabilitation, research from Hubel and Wiesel (sewed kittens eye, found it moved processing to other eye), Maguire used fMRI/real world
  • Problem of negative plasticity eg drug use, animal studies are not generlisable
  • Research support frm rat study found stem cells helped brains to recover, animal studies are not generlisable
  • Disputed evidence

4. Who conducted Split-Brain research?

  • Wernicke, 1968
  • Sperry, 1968
  • Broca, 1959
  • Puccetti, 1974

5. What are disadvantages to plasticity theories?

  • Disputed evidence
  • Problem of negative plasticity eg drug use leads to poor cognitive functioning, animal studies are not generlisable
  • Practical applications in neurorehabilitation, research from Hubel and Wiesel (sewed kittens eye, found it moved processing to other eye), Maguire used fMRI/real world
  • Research support frm rat study found stem cells helped brains to recover, animal studies are not generlisable

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