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Our functional map of the brain has changed. Here's why.

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Script Writer: David Goldenberg (@dgoldenberg)
Script Editor: Emily Elert (@eelert)
Video Illustrator: Qingyang Chen
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Video Narrator: Emily Elert (@eelert)
With Contributions From: Henry Reich, Alex Reich, Kate Yoshida, Ever Salazar and Peter Reich
Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder


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FYI: We try to leave jargon out of our videos, but if you want to learn more about this topic, here are some handy keywords to get your googling started:

Brain lesion: Damage to the brain caused by disease or injury.

Broca’s area: Region in the frontal lobe associated with speech production.

Fusiform face area: Structure near the back of the brain associated with facial recognition.

Hippocampus: Seahorse-shaped brain structure associated with memory formation.

Amygdala: Small brain structure associated with emotions and memories.

fMRI: An imaging procedure that measures brain activity by tracking changes associated with blood flow.


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Barbey, A., Colom, R., Solomon, J., Kreuger, F., Forbes,C., Grafman, J. (2012). An integrative architecture for general intelligence and executive function revealed by lesion mapping. Brain,135 (1154-1164). Retrieved from http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/brain/135/4/1154.full.pdf

Yildirim, F., Sarikcioglu (2007). Marie Jean Pierre Flourens (1794–1867): an extraordinary scientist of his time. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 78(8) 852. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2117745/

Barbey, A. (2016). Personal Communication.

Rorden, C. (2016). Personal Communication.

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