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Recognize ppl in her world, but utterly convinced that these ppl are not they
appear to be.
Facial recognition involes two separate systems in the brain
Congitive appraisal: I know what my father looks like.
Emotional appraisal: you look familiar to me and also trigger a warm
response in me.
Capgras syndrome, emotional processing is disrupted.
The neural basis for capgras syndrome:
Old studies PET, current MRI scans.
Damage in the temporal lobe, right side of the head.
Also involving the amygdala-almond shaped structure that in tact brain
seems to serve as an emotional evaluator.(won’t experience warm sense of
Abnormalities in theFrontal lobe (righe prefrontal cortex)
Require planning or careful analysis.
THE STUDY OF THE BRAIN:
Phineas gage- 1848: suffer damage in the front most part of his brain.
1861- Paul Broca, damage on the left side of the brain led to a disruption of
Hindbrain, Midbrain, Forebrain
atop the spinal cord, controlling key lif functions.
(Ex. Hearbeat, rhythm of breathing are regulated, brain’s level of alertness,
maintain the body’s posture and balance.)
The largest area- cerebellum: spatial reasoning, discriminating sounds and
integrating the input received from various sensory systems.
Midbrain: coordinating your movements, skilled, precise movements of your eyes as
you explore the visual world.
Auditory information to forebrain.
Regulate the experience of pain.
Hides from view,only see outer surface is Cortex
Cortex- 3 mm thick, 80% of the brain, cerebral cortex.
Longitudinal fissure, run front to back of the brain, separates secretarial
Other fissures divide the cortex into four lobes.
Intellectual functions like making judgments, retrieving m