localization of function


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Synonyms for localization of function

(physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body

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This localization of function is not the explanation of a process, but rather the end-result of training.
It has been thought since the time of both Broca and Wernicke that there exists a high decree of localization of function with an area anterior to the Sylvian fissure of the temporal lobes being responsible for expressive language and Wernicke's area responsible for comprehension.
This localization of function initially led to the discovery of brain regions for vision, hearing, movement, touch, and language.
Focusing on Paul Broca's role, and discussing his views as a member of the French Senate, his personal life, and other interests that led him to the exploration of what became known as Broca's area, he also describes the historical context of Descartes, reason, and the scientific method; the context of the Enlightenment; the roles of Bouillaud, Aubertin, and others; the contribution of phrenology to the understanding of localization of functions of the brain; the cases of Leborgne and Lelong; and Broca's contributions to cancer, handedness, anthropology, genetics, cranial anthropometry, trepanation, and other subjects.