What is the somatosensory cortex?
What was Dr. Ramachandran’s hypothesis for why rubbing the patient’s cheek created sensations of his phantom limb?
How did the brain imaging results support Dr. Ramachandran’s hypothesis?
Consider the ideas of neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. Explain how Derek’s case supports one or both of these concepts?
A common critique of case studies is that they are not generalizable; how are these case studies useful in understanding brain structure and function in general?