Case Study – Charles Whitman
1. Had Whitman sought medical help prior to his rampage, describe the various methods of diagnosing this brain tumor if it occurred today. Incorporate each of the appropriate methods of research.
2. The tumor was located in the Thalamus and part of the limbic system. Why might this tumor cause a rampage of anger and violence? Think of the function of the lobes of the brain.
3. Discuss a few of the research methods used for understanding the nervous system and the brain.