Parts of the Brain Flashcards Preview

Psychology 1001 > Parts of the Brain > Flashcards

Flashcards in Parts of the Brain Deck (17):
1

Brain Stem

Most primitive area of Brain
Medula is responsible for heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, swallowing, and coughing.
Pons. The primary role is body movement, sleep and dreaming.

2

Cerebellum

is responsible for coordinated movement, regulates muscle tone. Also plays a role in motor learning. Also balance.

3

Thalamus

Considered the relay station primarily for sensory information such as vision or hearing to various areas of the brain. Also directly connected to the registration of pain. Plays a role in language.

4

Hypothalamus

the main center for the control hunger, thirst, and body temperature.

5

Limbic System

Amygdala, Hypo-campus

6

Amygdala

Important role in emotions. Dr. Van Der Kolt determined that it has a primary function in traumatic emotional memory; these memories are considered to be non-verbal.

7

Hypo-campus

Primary role is memory in general. Detects new experiences and starts to register it in memory.

8

Parietal Lobe (Cerebral Cortex)

involved in sensation of touch. Contains somatosensory cortex, a strip of brain tissue were pain, pressure and temperature are registered. Responsible for making you aware of where your body parts are in space.

9

Frontal Lobe

Responsible for thinking, decision making, planning, problem solving. Also has some involvement with movement (motor cortex connected to frontal lobe). Associated with motivation and impulse control also.

10

Brocas area

in the frontal lobe responsible for speech production

11

Occipital Lobe

Specific function vision. works in conjunction with the hippocampus.

12

Temporal Lobe

involved with auditory reception. [Wernickes area is responsible for speech reception].

13

Parts Associated with sensory perception?

Temporal, Parietal, Occipital Lobe

14

Association Areas

They perceive

15

Right hemisphere

visual spacial relations, creativity. Registeres thing as a whole. Recognition and expression of emotion.

16

Left hemisphere

responsible for most of our language. Responsible for analytical/logical thinking. Processes things in a step by step fashion.

17

Brain imagining

EEG
MRI
PET Scan
xray