Flashcards in Function of Brain Areas Deck (21):
What part of the brain is responsible for motor aspects of language?
Broca motor speech area
Where is the Broca motor speech area?
lateral surface of dominant hemisphere of the frontal lobe (inferior frontal gyrus)
What part of the brain is responsible for emotion, motivation, personality, initiative, judgment, concentration and social inhibitions?
prefrontal association areas
What part of the brain is responsible for modulation of emotional aspects of behavior?
What part of the brain is responsible for processing receptive or sensory aspects of language?
Where is Wernicke area located?
dominant hemisphere of the parietal lobe
Where i s the primary visual area located?
medial surface on either side of the calcarine sulcus (occipital lobe)
Where are the visual association areas located?
lateral surface of occipital lobe
What part of the brain gives the ability to hear and process auditory information?
superior temporal gyrus
What area of the brain is responsible for perception of language?
area on the lateral surface of the temporal lobe
What part of the brain is responsible for complex learning, memory and emotion?
anterior medial aspects of the temporal lobe
What part of the brain is responsible for volitional control of saccadic eye movement?
middle frontal gyrus
What area of the brain is responsible for the awareness of sound?
Transverse gyri of Heschl
Where is the reticular formation located?
loose network of nuclei that span the tegmentuma nd are clustered along the midline
Which cranial nerve nuclei are NOT located in the tegmentum?
I, II and XI
Where do ascending pathways from the spinal cord travel (in the brainstem)?
Where do descending motor pathways travel in the brainstem?
Where do sensory fibers lie in the internal capsule?
posterior limb (near the thalamus)
What is the largest commissure in the brain?
The caudate always has what relationship to the lateral ventricle?