RE: Brain_disease_shaped_Ravel's_Bolero

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Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 03:33:36 GMT

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    >On 23 Jan 2002, at 8:36, Wade T. Smith wrote:
    > > Fascinating language studies are being done with people who have had to
    > > had their left hemispheres removed due to seizures, but Ravel looks like
    > > a pathology that moves us to the language of music.
    >Btw, isn't it true that when one part of the brain is damaged or
    >unfunctional the functionality gets partly rebuilt in another part of
    >the brain?
    Yep, but not as completely or as compactly. The amazing thing to me is that
    the child seems to retain the same basic personality. Either hemisphere can
    be removed wihout removing the personality. So where in the brain are we?
    "We" must be a function of the system rather than a part of the brain.


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