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  • Cerebrum - 799 Words
    Cerebrum The cerebrum is the largest portion of the brain, and contains tools which are responsible for most of the brain's function. It is divided into four sections: the temporal lobe, the occipital lobe, parietal lobe and frontal lobe. The cerebrum is divided into a right and left hemisphere which are connected by axons that relay messages from one to the other. This matter is made of nerve cells which carry signals between the organ and the nerve cells which run through the body. Frontal...
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  • Cerebrum and Dementia Syndrome Dementia
    Unit Title: Unit sector reference: Level: Credit value: Guided learning hours: Unit expiry date: Unit accreditation number: Understand the process and experience of dementia DEM 301 3 3 22 31/03/2015 J/601/3538 Unit purpose and aim This unit provides the knowledge of the neurology of dementia to support the understanding of how individuals may experience dementia. Learning Outcomes The learner will: 1 Understand the neurology of dementia Assessment Criteria The learner can: 1.1 Describe a...
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  • Dementia: Cerebrum and Service User
     Date: ___________________________________________________________________________ STUDY PACK FOR Unit 4222 - 365 Understand the process and experience of dementia Learning outcomes: 1: Understand the neurology of dementia 2: Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia 3: Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person centred approach Resources Outcome 1 Describe a range of possible causes of dementia....
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  • Dementia: Cerebrum and High Blood Pressure
    DEMENTIA AWARNESS 1.Understand what dementia is 1.1 Explain what is meant by the term 'dementia' A syndrome due to disease of the brain, usually of a chronic progressive nature in which there are multiple disturbances of higher cognitive function. These include impairment of memory, thinking and orientation, learning ability, language and judgement. 1.2 Describe the key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia The key functions of the brain that are affected by dementia are the...
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  • Cerebrum and Dementia Care Unit-2
    Unit-1, Q1. Explain what is meant by the term `dementia' Unit-1, Q2. Describe how dementia can affect a person if the following areas of the brain are damaged by dementia Frontal lobe: Parietal lobe: Temporal lobe: Occipital lobe: Cerebellum: Unit-1, Q3.Explain why the following may be mistaken for dementia a) depression b) delirium c) age related memory impairment Unit-1, Q4. Give an outline of the following models of dementia a) The medical model of dementia b) The social model of dementia...
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  • Cerebrum Lecture Trans by Dr. JL Pascual
     TOPIC OUTLINE I. Overview of Central Nervous System A. Architecture of the Cerebrum B. Components of the Cerebrum C. Building a Brain II. External Anatomy A. Frontal Lobe B. Parietal Lobe C. Temporal Lobe III. Internal Anatomy IV. Cross-Sectional Anatomy A. Cerebral White Matter B. Other Parts C. Clinical Correlations D. Additional Info Objectives: 1. Form: identify the different structures in the cerebrum a. Cerebral hemispheres b. External anatomy c. Lobes d....
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  • Critically evaluate to what extent the ‘somatic marker hypothesis’ explains how decisions are made in the face of an uncertain outcome
    Critically evaluate to what extent the ‘somatic marker hypothesis’ explains how decisions are made in the face of an uncertain outcome This essay will initially describe the nature of the Somatic Marker Hypothesis (SMH) regarding what it proposes. A vast amount of research has conducted into the SMH which leads to the central aim of the essay which will be to critically evaluate to what extent the hypothesis explains how decisions are made in situations of an uncertain outcome. This will be...
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  • get some - 2172 Words
     Activity 2.1.2: Build-A-Brain Introduction Your alarm goes off and your arm flies up to hit the snooze button. You drag yourself out of bed and decide what to wear and what to have for breakfast. Your sister’s pancakes smell good so you grab a few bites while she’s not looking and head out the door. Running late (as usual), you sprint to catch your bus. You struggle to keep your balance as you head to the back of the already moving vehicle. A younger kid slams into your side with his...
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  • Brain Structures and Functions - 853 Words
     Brain Structures and Functions Viviana N. Reyes ESE370: Learning & the Brain (CXI1409A) Instructor: Charisse Jones March 9, 2014 Brain Structures and Functions Many are fascinated by the brain and its functions. Our brain is composed of different units and lobes that work together but each part, of course, has a special function. We all ask ourselves, how is it that we learn? Do our senses have anything to do with getting new information...
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  • Brain and Behavior - 567 Words
     The Brain and Behavior Essay Marc Gagnon BEH/225 3/15/2014 Jennifer Reed Did you know that there are four lobes that are within the brain that control the way our behavior is. The frontal lobe and the temporal lobe are the two that we are going to discuss and how they control our behavior. We will also look at what heredity has to do with our behavior and if the lobes were damaged what could the affects be. Broca’s and Wernicke’s had aphesis on the lobes....
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  • How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain?
    "How Does Alcohol Affect the Brain?" Alcoholism is characterized by the addiction to alcohol that is out of the drinker's control. Not being able to stop using alcohol can cause severe physical, mental, emotional and spiritual consequences. Alcoholism is a chronic progressive disease that can be fatal if left untreated. In reality people drink for many reasons such as; it helps them relax, gives them confidence, helps them sleep, helps reduce anxiety, stops them from worrying about things,...
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  • Chapter 12 Discussion Questions
    1. Name each of the three primary embryonic brain vesicles. Use clinical terminology to name the resulting adult brain region. Prosencephalon (forebrain) - becomes telencephalon (endbrain) and diencephalon (interbrain) Mesencephalon (midbrain) - remains undividedd Rhombencephalon (hindbrain) - becomes metencephalon (afterbrain) and myelencephalon (spinal brain) 2. What is the advantage of having a cerebrum that is highly convoluted? What term is used to indicate its crooves? Its outward...
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  • Behavriors that contistute psycopahty
     Behaviors that constitute Psychopathy 11/1/13 Behaviors that Constitute Psychopathy There are many things that can constitute psychopathy. We know from the study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison that brain scans revealed that psychopathy in criminals were related with diminished connectivity between the amygdala, a subcortical structure of the brain that processes negative stimuli, and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, a cortical region in the...
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  • ap psych super hero project
     Medulla Oblongata The medulla oblongata is a portion of the hindbrain that controls autonomic functions such as breathing, digestion, heart and blood vessel function, swallowing and sneezing. Heart Man When only 16, Heart Man underwent brain surgery to remove a deadly tumor that was located adjacent to the medulla. Doctors accidently cut into the medulla and almost destroyed it. When Heart Man woke up he was able to slow down or increase his heart rate to...
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  • Psyc 169 - 1773 Words
    Chapter 1: “The Phantom Within” Modularity vs. Holism Modularity – different parts of the brain are highly specialized for mental capabilities. (i.e., FFA, module for language, and etc…) Holism – “connectionism”; many areas, especially cortical regions, can be recruited for multiple tasks. *** Ramachandran believes these two views are not mutually exclusive. The brain is a dynamic structure that employs both “modules: in a marvelously complex interplay. (uses Baywatch as an analogy,...
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  • Adolescence and the Frontal Lobe - 1574 Words
    Adolescence and the Brain: A scientific reason for the madness “I can’t stand you, Mother!” “Why doesn’t anyone ever listen to me?” “You never see my side” “You just don’t listen or understand anything!” These are just a few of the many phrases that I often hear in my home. If teenaged children live in the home you can be sure that at least one of these statements has been said, yelled or growled in the last week. Are there tactics and ways a parent can use to deal with and keep...
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  • Brain and languages. - 658 Words
    Brain and Languages. By the sense of hearing, is how we learn to speak and communicate. The audible speech perception is produced in the rotation Heschl in the right and left hemispheres. Understanding how the brain works can help us to learn another language more easily. Language occupies its own section of the brain. Actually, there are two main areas; Wernicke's area allows us to understand words spoken to us and Broca's area allows us to speak to others. This information is transferred...
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  • Phineas Gage (Psy/360) Uop
    Phineas Gage Andrea M. Knepper PSY/360 January 16, 2012 Dr. Dione Johnson Phineas Gage Phineas Gage, a 25 year old rail line worker, experienced a severe brain injury, and survived. Phineas and his work crew excavated rock in order to clear the way for a new rail line in Cavendish, Vermont (Neurophilosophy.com, 2006). This entailed drilling holes into the rock, filling the rock with gunpowder, a fuse, and sand. Once these items were placed into the hole, an iron rod was used to tamp them...
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  • male and female brain - 265 Words
    Cortical- this is a hormone that is secreted by the adrenal cortex when a person body is under stress. In females, this hormone plays a crucial role during pregnancy where it increases the production of fetal lung surfactant. Dopamine- is a hormone in our bodies that functions as a neurotransmitter. In both male and female it is responsible for our physical movement, sexual desire, motivation .the function is similar in both male and female but abnormal levels of dopamine have a greater effect...
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  • History of Synesthesia - 1774 Words
    History of Synethesia July 11,2006 History of Synesthesia Synesthesia has been known to medicine for almost three hundred years. After interest peaked between 1860 and 1930, it was forgotten, because psychology and neurology were premature sciences. Psychological theory was full with associations, and concepts of nervous tissue were insignificant. Subjective experience, such as synesthesia, was believed not a proper subject for scientific study.(pg3) Synesthesia's history is...
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  • Brain and Behavior - 667 Words
     Diamond Withers BEH 225 Professor Bates 8/26/2014 The brain is partitioned into four main lobes, which include; the frontal, temporal, parietal, the temporal, and occipital lobe. The frontal lobes are concerned with management of movement, from stimulation of a person muscles to conceptual planning on what to carry out. The temporal lobe is the main area for premature auditory processing and a high-level visual processing area. The frontal lobes are situated on the...
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  • Unit 4222 Dementia awareness 2
     Unit 4222-237 Dementia awareness (DEM 201) Outcome 1 1. Dementia is not an illness or disease in itself , but is a broad term which describes a range of signs and symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by certain disease and conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. 2. AREA OF THE BRAIN KEY FUNCTIONING that could be affected by dementia Frontal lobe Movement , emotional behaviour , personality interpretation and feeling Parietal lobe...
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  • nvq unit306 dementia - 1779 Words
    Understand the neurology of Dementia Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome Dementia syndrome is a combination of conditions, which are sometimes called a mixed dementia. Causes of dementia are: • Specific diseases; Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease. • Cerebral vascular accident such as stroke of the brain • A group of conditions/brain disorders Alzheimer’s is caused by broken signals within the brain leading to the death of brain cells, this can also lead to a shortage of some...
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  • Effects of Online Games Among Selected Collegeg Students
    Brain Sci. 2012, 2, 347-374; doi:10.3390/brainsci2030347 OPEN ACCESS brain sciences ISSN 2076-3425 www.mdpi.com/journal/brainsci/ Review Internet and Gaming Addiction: A Systematic Literature Review of Neuroimaging Studies Daria J. Kuss * and Mark D. Griffiths International Gaming Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK; E-Mail: mark.griffiths@ntu.ac.uk * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: daria.kuss@ntu.ac.uk; Tel.:...
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  • The Life of Phineas Gage - 700 Words
    Phineas Gage Paper Phineas Gage was an intelligent, efficient, well-balanced, and successful well liked American businessman that worked for a railroad company as a railroad construction supervisor of a crew. He is probably the most famous patient who has survived serious damage to the brain. Gage was born around July 9, 1823 in Grafton Co, New Hampshire. He is known for his personality change after brain damage occurred from an accident that he had. He was working on a mountain blasting rocks...
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  • Three Components of the Brain - 671 Words
    Three Components of the Brain Did you know our brain is broken up into 3 major components? Within these components they’re even divided into more sections, each with an important job of the body. The brain is the most important organ in our body aside from our heart. To name a few it is what allows us to move, to breathe, to talk, to remember, to think! Without it functioning properly, we would literally in some cases be just like a “vegetable.” Our brain is composed of three major components:...
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  • Intro to Psych - Neuroscience Notes
    PSYCH Ch. 3 Neurosystem (Central Nervous System) CNS – Brain & Spinal Cord (Peripheral) PNS Soma – cell body, contains nucleus and much of chemical machinery common to most cells Dendrite – part of neuron that is specialized to receive information Axon – transmits information away from the soma to other neurons/muscles/glands Action potential – brief period where channels open and it changes chemical reaction within cell Absolute Refractory Period – minimum length of time after...
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  • Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum - 381 Words
    Congenital Anomaly Worksheet Anomaly Name: AGENESIS of the CORPUS CALLOSUM Synonym- Incidence: One in 300 - 15000 births; however, when other anomalies of the CNS are present, it is detected in 50%. Mostly asymptomatic. Diagnosis: Complete or partial absence of the Corpus Callosum, a bundle of the WHITE MATTER connecting the Cerebral Hemispheres Mostly sporadic; INHERITED cases w/ Autonomic - dominant, Autonomic - recessive, and X - linked transmission have been reported. Embryology:...
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  • Human Brain - 4802 Words
    Human brain From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about features specific to the human brain. For basic information about brains, see Brain. Human brain | | Human brain and skull | | Cerebral lobes: the frontal lobe (pink), parietal lobe(green) and occipital lobe (blue) | Latin | Cerebrum | Gray's | subject #184 736 | System | Central nervous system | Artery | Anterior communicating artery, middle cerebral artery | Vein | Cerebral veins, external...
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  • Brain Functions Organizer - 532 Words
    BRAIN STRUCTURES, ETYMOLOGY and FUNCTIONS STRUCTURE ETYMOLOGY FUNCTION Prefrontal Cortex (or Frontal Lobe) “relating to the forehead” “hull, husk, pod” (Chudler, n. d.) Controls executive functions such as judgment, managing emotional characteristics, voluntary movement, reasoning, memory, and language skills (Kahn, 2012) Temporal Lobe “temples of the head” “hull, husk, pod” (Chudler, n. d.) Manages hearing, speech, and auditory functions (Kahn, 2012) Occipital...
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  • psychobiology - 2085 Words
    MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCENCES Name WILFRED NYARUGWE Reg R115625Q Module PSYCHOBIOLOGY (PSY109) Level 1.1 Lecturer MR MUPEDZISWA QUESTION 1) a) With the aid of diagrams describe the...
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  • The Last Hippie - 907 Words
    Jordan Borgerding Real World Case Study of Brain Injury The Last Hippie is the story of a young male, Greg F., who suffers profound cognitive alterations and brain damage as a result of a midline tumor. Greg F. was born and grew in the 1950s, in a comfortable household in Queens, with both parents. He used to be a gifted boy, with an ambition for songwriting. With time, Greg started to question the principles and conventions of his life with parents; a teenager in the late sixties,...
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  • HBS CONCLUSIONS - 411 Words
    1 Why is the story of Phineas Gage considered so extraordinary? What does his story teach us about the brain? Phineas Gages’s story is so extra ordinary because a metal rod was impaled through his head and destroyed most of his frontal lobe. His story has taught us that different parts of the brain control different things and the part of his brain that got injured effects a person’s memory, personality, and emotion. 2 New research is using functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), a scan...
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  • Brain Structures Worksheet - 876 Words
    Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet PSY/340 Version 3 1 Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet Provide a brief description for each of the following functions: 1. Basal ganglia Controls cognition and movement coordination as well as voluntary movement. It is also a component of the corpus striatum and it consists of the subthalamic nucleus and the substantial nigra (About.com, 2012). 2. Corpus collosum There is a thick band of nerve fibers and these are...
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  • week one homework es
    uestion : You are at a basketball game and the arena is packed; the crowd is evenly split between fans of the two teams. At one point, the referee makes a call. Half of the fans yell insults; the other half of the fans shout their approval. The event reminds you of the topic of today's lecture in psychology class. What was the likely topic of the lecture? Student Answer: bias experiments psychoanalysis extraneous variables Instructor Explanation: Chapter...
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  • The Brain Development and Violence - 1055 Words
    The Brain Development and Violence Juanita S Farmer DeVry University Victimology Professor: Jeannine Quear What causes a person to become violent? Is a person born to be a killer or do social pressures cause a person to lash out? These are questions that scientists have been searching for answers to for decades. Though there are many theories about biological influences, there is no set rule that applies to everyone that explains what makes a person turn violent. There are three events...
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  • Why not to buy American
    Unit 3: Biological Bases of Behavior 3B: The Brain 1. Lesion- Tissue destruction; a brain lesion is a naturally or experimentally caused destruction of brain tissue. 2. Electroencephalogram (EEG)- An amplified recording of the waves of electrical activity that sweep across the brain's surface. These waves are measured by electrodes placed on the scalp. 3. Computed Tomography (CT)- Series of X-ray photographs taken from different angles and combined by computer into a compsite...
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  • Brain and Behavior - 572 Words
    BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR Functional Specialization • In terms of brain function, what is functional specialization? Functional specialization is the function of the nervous system. Each of the neurons located within the nervous system are grouped into clusters, these clusters have a specific purpose in the body’s function. Such as movements of the limbs, emotions, memory and bodily functions. • Why is the principle of complex communication important to understand? The principle of...
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  • Cygy Garments - 1698 Words
    Auditory agnosia is a form of agnosia that manifests primarily in the inability to recognize or differentiate between sounds. It is not a defect of the ear, but a neurological inability of the brain to process what the sound means. It is a disruption of the "what" pathway in the brain. [1] Persons with auditory agnosia can physically hear the sounds and describe them using unrelated terms, but are unable to recognize them. They might describe the sound of some environmental sounds, such as a...
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  • A Short Critical Evaluation of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Tms)
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has become a practical and effective technique in its use to study cognitive function (Jahanshahi & Rotherwell, 2000). It has been used to explore the motor-cortex, through its visible muscle twitch effect after stimulation, and primary visual pathways (Jahanshahi & Rotherwell; Beckers & Zeki, 1995). Through this exploration it was found that TMS can be used to create ‘virtual lesions’ in the brain in which cortical processing is disrupted (Jahanshahi &...
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  • Psychology by Wade and Travis - 699 Words
    According to Dr. Michael Posner, Bilingual epileptic patients can lose the capability to speak one language during a seizure, while retaining the other one. The operational definition (the meaning of the question being observed) of "losing the capability to speak" is unclear. If Dr. Posner meant the definition to be how we execute speech, then there was damage to the patients Broca's area. Broca's area is in the frontal lobe, and is responsible for the production of speech. So if this is...
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  • Brain Myth - 602 Words
    Brain Myth #1: You only use 10 percent of your brain. Fact: You use your entire brain. The 10% myth has been around for a long time. It is not certain how this falsehood began, but it has been strengthened over the past century by misinterpretations of neuroscience discoveries and unsubstantiated quotes by both scientists and laypeople alike. The truth is that we use virtually all of our brain every day. Let's say, for example, that as you are reading this article, you are eating a sandwich....
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  • Informative Speech on Daydreaming - 789 Words
    Aly Beall Speech Date: Wednesday March 28, 2012 Informative Speech Introduction A. Attention Getter- Slap ruler on desk and yell “STOP DAYDREAMING AND PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!” B. Credibility- Being A.D.H.D., I hear that a lot from my teachers. I have them clap their hands in front of my face or shake my desk to get me to pay attention. C. Common Ground- I'm sure everyone has had a story like one of mine, you were innocently daydreaming and in your own subconscious world, when you were...
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  • “There Is Nothing Supernatural About a Near Death Experience”.
    25/02/2011 Adolescence Learning Outcomes • By the end of the lecture, and with additional reading, students should: - be able to articulate the two system hypothesis - be aware of the evidence in support of differential rates of maturation in the socio-emotional and cognitive control systems - be aware of the theoretical implications of differential rates of maturation in the socio-emotional and cognitive control systems PY0004 Chris Pawson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QNO9xDADB 8...
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  • Bio Essay - 654 Words
    The corpus callosum(CC) links the cerebral cortex of the left and right cerebral hemispheresand is the largest fibre pathway in thebrain. It is approximately 10cms in length and is shaped, like most of the supratentorial structures, in a gentle upwardly convex arch. The postrior portion of the corpus callosum is called thesplenium; theanteriois called thegenu(or "knee"); between the two is the "body", of the corpus callosum. genu : forceps minor : connect medial and lateral surfaces of...
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  • Auditory and Visual - 1685 Words
    Auditory and Visual Memory: Which One Is More Common? Lindsay McVay Katie Jackson 10/12/12 3rd Problem Do people tend to have better auditory memory or visual memory? Hypothesis If a variety of people are put through numerous trials of visual memory tests and auditory tests, then the people with better auditory memory will outnumber the people with...
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  • Neurological Structures And Functions - 962 Words
    University of Phoenix Material Neurological Structures and Functions Worksheet Short-Answer Essays 1. Describe why humans have a blind spot. Each eye has a blind spot where the axons form at the optic nerve as well as where blood vessels flow in and out of the eye. Since the axons, optic nerve and blood vessels pass through this area, there is no room for receptors. Without receptors, the brain doesn’t receive information about what light is being viewed as there are no neurons to...
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  • The Temporal Lobe and Parietal Lobe
    The TEMPORAL LOBE and PARIETAL LOBE TEMPORAL LOBE Introduction The temporal cortex, also known as the temporal lobes, is the part of the verbal cortex in the left and right hemispheres of the brain lying inside the temples. In general the temporal lobes handle a wide variety of task that are essential to every day functioning. Readily recognizable brain structures with thumb like appearance when viewed from the side. Their name reflects their location beneath the temporal bone on the...
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  • Superhero AP Psychology - 1333 Words
     Superhero: Primo-senso-cortexatron Base: The front of the parietal lobes in Brainyville Mission: To give feeling to the citizens of Brainyville Primo-senso-cortexatron, named SENSO for short, lives and protects the area in front of the parietal lobes, near his good friend the master of all things motor. He is closely knit with passion and love hence his red skin color. SENSO hears, feels, and records incoming and touch-related sensations all through his muscular physique, large ears,...
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  • Understand the process and experience of Dementia
    365 Understand the process and experience of Dementia 1.1 Describe a range of causes of dementia syndrome The dementia syndrome is caused by combination of conditions such as specific diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or motor neurone disease. It can also be caused by having stroke and prolonged alcohol abuse. 1.2 Describe the types of memory impairment commonly experienced by individuals with dementia frontal lobe – The person may have difficulty thinking clearly, struggle with...
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  • Secrets of the Mind - 927 Words
    Rufus Bryant National American University Composition I-WI12-EN1150 Final Draft Secrets of the Mind This summary is based on a video series, found on YouTube, depicting the findings of neurologist, Dr. V.S. Ramachandran. Ramachandran is noted for his use of experimental methods that rely relatively little on complex technologies such as neuroimaging. According to Ramachandran, "too much of the Victorian sense of adventure [in science] has been lost." In the case of Derek Steen, who is...
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  • good - 347 Words
    growth. Fortunately to our luck, the world has made many advances in science and technology that we are now able to observe and compare the changes in differences of the adult, children, and teenage brains. Generally in a normal adult brain, many parts of the brain work together to make choices and decisions to force the body to behave in a certain manner, however, the teenage brain does not function this way (Edmonds). Specifically, the prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain that makes...
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  • Week Three Worksheet - 799 Words
     Week Three Worksheet Cody Mulock PSY 340 October 27, 2014 Teralyn Sell Week Three Worksheet 1. Describe why humans have a blind spot: a. Humans have a blind spot because the spot that the axons meet to form the optic nerve does not have any sensor cells. 2. Describe the functional and anatomical differences between rods and cones: a. Rods: Respond to faint light and are more abundant in the periphery of the eye. Cylindrical shape, similar to a welding rod. b. Cones: Responsible for...
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  • Psychology Essay - 481 Words
    Essay 1 The frontal lobe lies just behind the forehead, and is involved in speaking and muscle movements as well as making plans and judgments. Anna utilized her frontal lobe when speaking to her friends about colleges, planning visits to various campuses, and while judging each school. In order for Anna to choose the school that is right for her it is important that she take action with use of her frontal lobe. The corpus callosum is the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain...
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  • Tactile Memory - 2755 Words
    Running head: MECHANISMS OF VISUAL AND TACTILE MEMORY An fMRI Study on the Separate Mechanisms of Visual and Tactile Memory An fMRI Study on the Separate Mechanisms of Visual and Tactile Memory An overview of Tactile Memory Tactile memory is part of sensory memory systems and it is the recollection of information acquired via touch. It is one of the primitive sensory codes that are used as interacting familiar objects. It is not only important to interact with familiar objects but it is...
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  • The Brain - 942 Words
    The Brain has five major structures . These structures include the mesencephalon, metencephalon, myelencephalon (or medulla), telencephalon, and diecephalon. All of these brain structures contribute different functions within the human body. The brain’s first structure is the myelencephalon, which is also called the medulla. The myelencephalon is known as the most posterior part of the brain. The structure of the myelencephalon is made up of bundles of axons called tracts. These tracts...
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  • Mysteries Of The Extrastriate Body Area
    We briefly touched on the topic of the Fusiform Face Area (FFA), the Parahippocampal Place Area (PPA) and the Extrastriate Body Area (EBA). We were introduced to the effect of damage to the FFA, which results in prosopagnosia, an impairment in the ability to recognize faces, but she didn’t really talk about damage to the other areas. This led me to wonder what people with damage to the EBA would feel like and how their perception of the world would differ. Majority of my dreams involve people...
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  • Biology 201 Study Guide
    BIO 201 – HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I CHAPTER 13: THE BRAIN AND CRANIAL NERVES- CLASS LECTURE NOTES VISUAL A & P,MARTINI SECTION 1: FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF BRAIN AND CRANIAL NERVES INTRODUCTION: Brain characteristics A. Equals ~97% of body’s neural tissue in adults B. “Typical” brain 1. Weighs 1.4 kg (3 lb) 2. Volume of 1200 mL (71 in.3) C. Size varies among individuals 1. Male brains are ~10% larger than female (related to body size) 2. No correlation...
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  • The Brain and Cognitive Function - 1083 Words
    The Brain and Cognitive Functions Centuries of philosophy and science have been dedicated to unraveling the mystery behind how cognition occurs, how it maps to areas of the brain, and to what degree cognition is dependant upon these various areas in which cognitive activities are located. Modern neuroscience has helped tremendously to provide some answers as have tests on brain trama patients such as Phineas Gage which revealed startling changes in individual behavior that can be linked to...
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  • Interbrain - 730 Words
    INTERBRAIN (diencephalon) a.k.a. talamencephalon or betweenbrain -between midbrain and cerebrall hemisphere;link -encloses third ventricle; found between two thalami 4 Divisions: 1. Epithalamus 2.Thalamus 3.Hypothalamus 3. SUbthalamus *epi and thala:dorsally located 1. Epithalamus STRUCTURES: a. habenula  gray matter  soma or body of the neurons  found to link the limbic system with reticular formation(arousal) b. stria medullaris  fibers  extension to the lower part...
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  • Phantoms in the Brain Book Review
    Calvin Mackin Period 4 2/14/15 Phantoms in the Brain V.S. Ramachandra Blakeslee and Sandra Blakeslee Chapter one: The Phantom Within. This chapter gives an overview of the author’s interests, the brain, and an overview of the rest of the book. Ramachandra grew up interested in exploring exceptions to rules in science, by using simple research materials, techniques, and instruments instead of complex and intricate research ...
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  • Mechanisms of Motor Development - 280 Words
    The mechanisms involved in motor development involve some genetic components that determine the physical size of body parts at a given age, as well as aspects of muscle and bone strength. The main areas of the brain involved in motor skills are the frontal cortex, parietal cortex and basal ganglia. The dorsolateral frontal cortex is responsible for strategic processing. The parietal cortex is important in controlling perceptual-motor integration and the basal ganglia and supplementary motor...
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