Answers to the following questions were sought in this study:
1. Although the loci of lesion will usually involve a single general area of the frontal lobe, will there be any noticeable difference between the amount of recovery or re-education with the variations in the loci within the general area?
2. Is mass of destruction significant with regard to re-educability of handedness?
3. Is there a difference in re-educability between animals with lesions involving the cortex only and animals which have both cortical and subcortical destructions?
4. Are there significant differences in the recovery of young adult versus older adult rats?
5. Can an animal be effectively retrained more easily without the use of peripheral restraining techniques than with a combination of alternate forms of retraining, or do animals retrained in part with peripheral restraining techniques show greater recovery than animals not so restrained?
6. Is there a different potentiality for recovery in animals for which a retraining method is delayed after injury as compared with animals on which retraining is instituted soon after the operation?
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
William J. Koster
Third Committee Member
McGiboney, David Roland Jr.. "Re-Education of Handedness in the Rat Following Cerebral Injuries." (1943). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/psy_etds/201