The Brain, Etc.    

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the brain (section 15)


 
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Created Mar 27, 2010
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deep lesioning
 
insertion of a think, insulated wire into the brain through which an electrical current is...
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electrical stimulation of the brain (ESB)
 
milder electrical current that causes neurons to react as if they had received a message
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Human Brain Damage
 
orbital frontal cortex removed by accident--hard worker, nice before accident--lazy, rude,...
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Electroencephalograph (EEG)
 
machine designed to record the brain wave patterns produced by electrical activity of the surface...
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computed tomography (CT)
 
brain imaging method using computer controlled x-rays of the brain
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
 
brain imaging method using radio waves and magnetic fields of the body to produce detailed...
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functional MRI (fMRI)
 
computer makes a sort of 'movie' of changes in the activity of the brain using images from...
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Position emission tomography (PET)
 
brain-imaging method in which a radioactive sugar is injected into the subject and a computer...
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Medulla
 
the first large swelling at the top of the spinal cord, forming the lowest part of the brain,...
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pons
 
the larger swelling above the medulla that connects the top of the brain to the bottom and...
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Reticular formation (RF)
 
an area of neurons running though the middle of the medulla and the pons and slightly beyond...
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cerebellum
 
part of the lower brain located behind the pons, controls and coordinates involuntary, rapid,...
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limbic system
 
a group of several brain structures located under the cortex and involved in learning, emotion,...
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thalamus
 
part of the limbic system located in the center of the brain, this structure relays sensory...
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hypothalamus
 
small structure in the brain located below the thalamus and directly above the pituitary gland,...
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hippocampus
 
curved structure located within each temporal lobe, responsible for the formation of long-term...
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amygdala
 
brain structure located neat the hippocampus responsible for fear responses and memory of fear
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Limbic system parts
 
thalamus, hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala, hippocampus
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cortex
 
outermost covering of the brain consisting of closely packed neurons, responsible for higher...
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corticalization
 
wrinkling of cortex; allows a much larger area of cortical cells to exist in the small space...

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