BRAIN LOCALIZATION THEORY

n. one of many theories which propose that there are different areas of the brain and they serve different functions. Although the brain functions as a collective whole, there is a more precise localization in function. First deduced from observations on brain lesion by French physician Paul Broca (1824-1880). See Broca's area.

BRAIN LOCALIZATION THEORY: "As an application of the Brain Localization Theory, Paul Broca deduced that the center of speech can be localized in the left frontal lobe."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BRAIN LOCALIZATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/brain-localization-theory/ (accessed November 7, 2019).
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