Damage of the Brain and the Effects on Daily Activities

Damage of the Brain and the Effects on Daily Activities

The brain is incredibly complex. In Chapter 2, we traced the major parts of the brain and the behaviours each part of the brain is responsible for. This Student Cafe will examine what would happen to a certain activity if parts of the brain were damaged. Choose an activity that you enjoy doing (such as playing a team sport, hosting a dinner party, bathing a baby, travelling to a foreign country, working at your job, playing with your kids, etc.). How would a brain injury that caused damaged to cerebellum, hypothalamus, hippocampus and Wernicke’s area affect your ability to do that activity? Describe each of these four brain areas and explain how damage to each brain area would affect your ability to do the activity that you enjoy.