Localization & Plasticity

IB Psychology: Localization & Plasticity

Localization of function is the theory that specific parts of the brain are responsible for specific behaviours or cognitive processes. The case study of HM is a good example of how a specific part of the brain has a specific function – that is, the hippocampus is responsible for transferring short-term memory to long-term memory. Although we know that some parts of the brain do play specific roles in behaviour, rarely...


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