Human Brain Case Study

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The human brain is such a complex and beautiful organ of the body but yet is underappreciated. Many individuals of the human race fail to appreciate the importance of the brain, but that is just how their brain works! Ironic to think, but yet it is just as sad. Since the existence of mankind the human brain has constantly been evolving, growing stronger into the intricate, sophisticated organs of the present. By natural selection, certain people have a brain that is more developed than others and is able to function at higher levels than others, due to adaptation. Each part of the brain is responsible for a specific process and damage to any part can be crucial.
The brain consists of three main parts: the forebrain, midbrain, and the
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Dyslexia, Apraxia, and Gerstmann syndrome are a few examples of medical problems associated with damage.
Unlike the other lobes, the occipital lobe is responsible for one important task. Visual processing is its job and is divided into several functional visual areas. Located at the complete back of the brain, the lobe resides under the occipital bone. Damage to the occipital lobe can result in some major medical problems. Occipital lesions can cause visual hallucinations, vision cuts in each eye, and in more serious cases can lead to blindness due to holes in the visual cortex caused by lesions.
Like the parietal and frontal lobes, the temporal lobe is responsible for many functions as well. The temporal lobe is associated with perception and
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The temporal lobe is located directly in front of the occipital lobe. Damage to the lobe can be extremely powerful with symptoms including complex hallucinations
(smell, sound, vision, and memory), impaired memory, impaired learning, and amnesia. G£N£RAlll£0 &
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Today many experiments are being conducted that may be break through 's for the future. For instance "brain grafting" is one procedure that may be used in the future. Brain grafting is to transplant a very thin layer of brain skin from one person to another. This would result in control of Parkinson 's disease and other seizure related diseases.
Another idea that has been turned down by the government is brain transplant. This is because the person would not be the same, would not have the same memories or the same abilities that the original body had had.
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Yet another idea of the future includes artificial seeing. The process of accomplishing artificial seeing involves the use of sixty-four electrodes implanted in your visual cortex. With a small camera attached some where on the ear, it sends images through a computer to the electrodes to allow the person to see in flashes The last idea is very similar to artificial seeing, it is artificial hearing.
Artificial hearing is accomplished by planting electrodes in the brain. Then through a microphone a computer produces electrical pulses that are then sent to the electrodes in the

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