In this lesson, we learned about the case of Elliot – a patient who suffered damage to his cingulate gyrus. What was the strange result of the damage to this area of the brain?
After undergoing brain surgery, Elliot seemed to bounce back to his regular self. However, after some time it became clear that he had lost the ability to focus on tasks in an appropriate way. Interestingly, this was caused by damage to his cingulate gyrus which is the area of the brain responsible for helping our frontal lobe regulate our amygdala.