Science: Flowers for Algernon
Brain Functions (p. 220)
In "Flowers for Algernon," doctors experiment with a surgical method to increase the intelligence of a man with low mental abilities. Different areas of the brain control different functions. For instance, right now, your parietal lobe is controlling the functions that allow you to read. Memory is controlled by the temporal lobe, decision making by the frontal lobe. To learn more about how your brain works, visit the sites below.