Lecture 3: Brain I

author: John Gabrieli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
recorded by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
published: Jan. 4, 2013,   recorded: January 2011,   views: 170
released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC-BY-NC-SA)
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How does the physical brain create the mind? This session explores how the brain's structure relates to specific mental functions. The cases of some famous patients, such as Phineas Gage and Patient H.M., demonstrate key points about the brain basis of personality and memory.

Keywords: brain structure, neurons, location of mental functions, hemispheres, Phineas Gage, Paul Broca, corpus callosum, split brain, patient H. M.

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