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Lessons from cerebral lesions

Lecture by Ruth de Diego



Disconnection between different parts of the brain can cause deficits and unusual patterns of behaviour. These phenomena make it possible to discover a great deal about brain functioning. Brain lesions open the way for discoveries about how the brain works and raise questions about significant aspects of the human being.

Ruth de Diego, ICREA research professor at the University of Barcelona (UB)

Presenter: Josep Corbella, science journalist at the newspaper La Vanguardia

«The Brain» is the third cycle in the ICREA-CCCB Debates, a regularly occurring joint endeavour which aims to inform the general public of the advances being made and challenges facing top-ranking scientists currently working in Catalonia.

Presenters: Josep Corbella

Participants: Ruth de Diego

This activity is part of The Brain, ICREA-CCCB Debates

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