Biology

Question

The work of such researchers as Broca, Fritsch, Hitzig, and Ferrier demonstrated localized brain function, which was somewhat similar to the predictions made by ________.

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  • The work of Broca, Fritsch, Hitzig, and Ferrier demonstrated localized brain function, which was similar to predictions made by phrenologists. Phrenology is a pseudoscience.

    Phrenology is a pseudoscience aimed at measuring bumps on the skull to predict personality traits.

    Eduard Hitzig and Gustav Fritsch demonstrated that electrical stimulation of specific areas of the cerebral cortex could trigger movement.

    Broca's area is an area located in the frontal part of the left brain hemisphere discovered by Paul Broca, who observed how this area has a fundamental function for the generation of speech in humans.

    Finally, David Ferrier was a neurologist who discovered a series of motor fields within the cerebral cortex of monkeys.

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