ok. impairments in:
a) left Heschl’s gyrus,
b) right supramarginal gyrus, and
c) left superior frontal gyrus.
so what are they good for?
a) left Heschl’s gyrus: That’s the auditory cortex on the left side. Left ear deaf, so that area would not function. No cause effect here but a pairing. With one working, the other won’t either.
b) Right SMG:
“The right-hemisphere supramarginal gyrus appears to play a central role in controlling empathy towards other people. When this structure isn’t working properly or when having to make very quick judgements, empathy becomes severely limited.” also:
_Right Supramarginal Gyrus Is Crucial to Overcome Emotional Egocentricity Bias in Social Judgments_
Oh my! So _possibly_) in a stressful moment / panic moment, I may neglect the needs of another – and linked to left ear deafness. Fascinating if so. I know if there’s a split second decision I may very well “drop the ball” – not intentionally but because there’s not a “there” there sometimes until afterwards – and this partially confirms/gives some credence to this intuition of myself. That is, I don’t like it but I know it’s not something that I can wish away but instead work around.
c) left superior frontal gyrus
“(i) the lateral and posterior portion of the left SFG is a key component of the neural network of WM; (ii) the participation of this region in WM is triggered by the highest level of executive processing; (iii) the left SFG is also involved in spatially oriented processing”
Ok, so crucial in complex tasks – the worse it functions, the worse complex tasks are handled in working memory -BUT- executive (willpower as it were I guess) can overcome its malfunction if needed.