Biological Bases of Behavior Unit


  • Paul Broca

    • noticed that language functioning seems to emanate from the left hemisphere of the brain
    • Broca's area: part of brain located in the left frontal lobe that controls language expression including muscle movement and speech


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  • Charles Darwin

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  • Michael Gazzaniga

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  • Roger Sperry

    • Conducted a split brain study that awarded him the Nobel Prize
    • The experiment gave us a better understanding about the right and left hemispheres
    • Concluded that the two hemispheres can feel different emotions


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  • Carl Wernicke

    • Discovered Wernicke's Area, located in the temporal lobe
    • Controls speech comprehension and the meaning of the speech
    • If the area is damaged, you'll have a hard time comprehending the speech


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