ablation experiment

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A basic research method of physiological psychology based on ablation, especially during the first three-quarters of the 20th century, in which an attempt is made to determine the functions of a specific region of the nervous system by examining the behavioural effects of its surgical removal. It was pioneered in 1824 by the French physiologist Marie Jean Pierre Flourens (1794–1867) and is also called a lesion experiment.

Subjects: Psychology.

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