Psychology - Parts And Functions Of The Brai

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Parts of the brain and their functions for Pysc 1000 exam.


 
  
Created Oct 14, 2010
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Forebrain (or cerebrum)
 
2 Large cerebral hemispheres (left and right) Outer portion has thin covering (cortex) 
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Midbrain
 
Just above hindbrainIncludes: Clusters of sensory and motor neurons. Connect higher and lower...
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Hindbrain
 
Includes: brain stem, cerebellum, medulla
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Thalamus
 
L: Above midbrainF: Switchboard, organizes input from sense organs and routes them....
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Pons (bridge in Latin)
 
L: Hindbrain - just above medullaF: Carries nerve impulses between higher and lower...
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Medulla
 
L: Hindbrain - first structureF: Regulates vital functions such as breathing and...
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Cerebellum (little brain in Latin) 
 
L: Hindbrain - rear of brain stem F: Muscular movement also some role in learning and...
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Hypothalamus
 
L: Under thalamusF: Basic bio drives, sexual behaviour, temperature, eating, drinking, aggression and...
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Pituitary gland
 
Regulates growth: controls thyroid, ovaries, or testes, regulates metabolism. "Master...
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Limbic System 
 
L: Deep within cerebral hemiF: Important partner with hypothal, coordinate behav. needed...
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Reticular Formation
 
L: Buried in midbrain, finger shapedF: Alerts higher centers messages are...
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Frontal Lobe
 
Speech and skeletal motor functions
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Broca's Area
 
L: Temporal LobeF: Normal speech production, formulates then sends to motor cortex. 
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Temporal Lobe
 
Auditory system 
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Motor Cortex
 
L: Rear of Frontal LobeF:600+ muscles involved with voluntary , each hemisphere...
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Somatosensory Cortex
 
L: Parietal Lobe, just behind motorF: Sensory input that gives rise to our sensations...
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Parietal Lobe
 
Body sensation
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Occipital Lobe
 
Visual
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Wernicke's Area
 
L: Temporal LobeF: Language comprehension.
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Frontal Lobe (Human difference) 
 
L: FrontF: Plan and carry out a sequence of actions. Emotional experiencePrefrontal...
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Corpus Callosum
 
Connects left and right hemispheres, neural bridge. 
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Basal Ganglia
 
L: Midbrain - surrounds thalamusF: Critical for voluntary motor control. More deliberate...
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Cerebral Cortex
 
Grey stuff around outside. Not essential for living but needed for human quality...
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Association Cortex 
 
Within all lobes. Highest level of mental function. 

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