Surveying Our Ignorance: Attempting to Map the Brain (William Calvin)

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Surveying Our Ignorance: Attempting to Map the Brain (William Calvin)

  • 1994 ----- color ----- 29 min ----- vhs
  • (Upon Reflection series) Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Dr. William Calvin, University of Washington neurophysiologist and co-author of Conversations with Neil's Brain. The book discusses an experiment which studied how language was effected before, during, and after a major brain surgery operation. They discuss how language and other human functions are sited on the brain and the different methods of creating a map of those sites. They also discuss the advancements in our knowledge of the brain over the past fifteen years and that there is much that we have not, and may never, learn about the human brain.
  • Topics: (Biology, Medicine, Physiology, Speech and Hearing Sciences)