Study Questions: Chapt. 2

  1. Describe the work of Pierre Flourens and Paul Broca relevant to the theory of cortical localization.

  2. Explain the "law of specific nerve energies." Who is credited with its discovery?

  3. Helmholtz maintained that the speed of nerve conductance was measureable and considerably slower than the speed of light. What kinds of research did this realization lead to?

  4. What was the insight that Fechner had on October 22, 1850, and what did it lead to?

  5. Describe two psychophycical theories attributed to Helmholtz.

  6. Briefly describe the medical history of Paul Broca's patient, Tan.

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