Split My Brain A Case Study of Seizure Disorder and Brain Function


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This case study involves a couple deciding whether or not their son should undergo brain surgery to treat a severe seizure disorder. In examining this dilemma, students apply knowledge of brain anatomy and function. They also learn about brain scanning techniques and discuss the plasticity of the brain. The case was written for an introductory psychology course, but could be adapted for any course that covers brain anatomy, neurological disorders, or rehabilitation therapies.

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    Grade: Undergraduate to Graduate

    Topics: Learning Theories, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Structure and Function in Living Things, History-Social Science, Life Sciences, Professional Development, Psychology

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    Tool for: Teachers