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Cerebral Cortex

Essay 1 Vero Psychology1010 W 2:30-5:20 The cerebral cortex is the outer most layer of the brain, and consists of a collection of nerve cells bodies made up from gray matter. The brain is divided into two hemispheres, and in order for communication to take place between each hemisphere the neurons talk to each other, and that’s called corpus callosum. A cool fact about a human cerebral cortex is that it’s larger than any animal. The cerebral cortex is divided into four lobes that also have the...

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Cerebral Cortex and Phineas Gage

Cerebral Cortex and Phineas Gage Debbie Mintz PSY 360 July 25, 2011 Phineas Gage Paper Phineas Gage was a man who was a leader at his job and was a very likeable person. His family and friends agree that he would helpful to anyone, he was happy, and easy-going person. Then he received brain damage to his cerebral cortex, which is one’s cognitive functions are within their lobes located in the brain. Humans have four kinds of lobes located within the cerebral cortex that do different functions...

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Communication: Cerebral Cortex and Human Language

brains of all higher animals are divided into two cerebral hemispheres, and research has shown hemispheric lateralization in humans and other species, too: The control of song is strongly lateralized in the left hemispheres of many birds, and the production and recognition of calls and squeaks is somewhat lateralized in monkeys, dolphins, and mice. (Pinker 1995:306). In the left hemisphere of the human brain two areas of the cerebral cortex have been identified as important for language (Nathan ...

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Cerebral Lateralization and Function

Cerebral Lateralization and Functionality March 24, 2011 PSY/240 Studies have been conducted on cerebral lateralization and functionality of the human brain. Many studies have revealed there are no substantial differences of the left and right hemispheres of the human brain (Pinel, 2009). Some functional differences have shown one hemisphere may be slightly dominating for functional differences (Pinel, 2009). “It is widely believed that the left hemisphere has exclusive control over language...

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Human Biology Study Questions

Human Biology – Nervous System HUMAN PERSPECTIVES PAGES 70-76 p 79 Review Questions: 2-8 AYK: 2-5 2. The three structures that protect the Central Nervous System are Bone, Meninges and Cerebral Spinal Fluid. 3. Cerebrospinal fluid comes from the blood and circulates throughout the CNS before returning to the blood capillaries. CFS is a clear, watery fluid containing a few cells and some glucose, protein, urea and salts. Occupies the space between the middle and inner layer of the meninges. It...

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Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves Exercise 19 Answers

MEDULLA IN WHICH OF THE CEREBRAL LOBES ARE THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONAL AREAS FOUND? AUDITORY CORTEX TEMPORAL LOBE IN WHICH OF THE CEREBRAL LOBES ARE THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONAL AREAS FOUND? PRIMARY MOTOR CORTEX FRONTAL LOBE IN WHICH OF THE CEREBRAL LOBES ARE THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONAL AREAS FOUND? PRIMARY SENSORY CORTEX PARIETAL LOBE IN WHICH OF THE CEREBRAL LOBES ARE THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONAL AREAS FOUND? OLFACTORY CORTEX TEMPORAL LOBE IN WHICH OF THE CEREBRAL LOBES ARE THE FOLLOWING...

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Biological Basis Of Behavior

area. 3. Cerebral Cortex- Outermost layer of the brain. Responsible for the higher mental processes- Thinking, memory, language, music, and art. Two hemispheres: for the most part activities on the left side of the body come under the control of the right hemisphere. Activities on the right side of the body come under the control of the left hemisphere. Each hemisphere is divided into four lobes: *Frontal lobes- Motor Cortex *Parietal lobe- Sensory Cortex *Occipital Lobe- Visual Cortex *Temporal...

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all about the brain

the central nervous system (CNS). • (CSF) bathes and cushions the brain and spinal cord within their bony confines. • CSF is produced by modified ependymal cells of the choroid plexus found in all components of the ventricular system except for the cerebral aqueduct and the posterior and anterior horns of the lateral ventricles. Runs from the spinal chord to the pons (a broad mass of chiefly transverse nerve fibers) a. Cardiac center – regulate heart rate b. Vasomotor center – regulate diameter of...

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Psychology 101 Chapter 2 Study Guide

• Determines alertness • Regulates basic survival functions Midbrain • Reticular formation • Involved in stereotyped patterns of behavior, such as walking, reacting to sudden noises, and sleeping Forebrain • Limbic system • Hypothalamus • Cerebral cortex Forebrain: Limbic System • Important in both memory and emotion • Two principal structures • Amygdala • Discrimination of objects necessary for survival • Strongly tied to emotional response • Hippocampus • Has special role in storage of...

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The Brain

auditory and visual functions. The tegmentum contains tracts, the reticular formations, the periaqueductal gray, the substantia nigra, and the red nucleus. The substantia nigra and the red nucleus are important mechanisms of the sensorimotor system. The cerebral aqueduct is of special interest because of its role in mediating the analgesic (pain-reducing) effects of opiate drugs (Pinel, 2011). The fourth structure of the brain is the diencephalon. The diencephalon is made up of the thalamus and the hypothalamus...

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