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What is the main roles of left hemisphere

Logic, reasoning and language

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Main role of the right hemisphere

Creativity

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Name the four cortex lobes

Frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital

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What is the frontal lobe responsible for

Higher cognitive functions like reasoning and social skills

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What are mirror neurons

Fire when movements are seen and executed

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What are the functions of the parietal lobe

Intergrates perceptual information

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What are the functions of the temporal lobe

Memory and Sensory info

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What are the functions of the occipital lobe

Visual info

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What are the three parts of the brain stem

Pons, medulla oblangata and cerebellum

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Function of the brain stem

Key role in life supporting movements (breathing, heart rate, blood pressure etc)

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Function of cerebellum

Major role in rhythm production and error detection and correction

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Function of limbic system

Learning, emotion and memory

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Function of thalamus

relays sensory information into cortex

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Function of hippocampus

required for learning

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Strength of EEG and MEG

Strengths: non invasive and high temporal resolution

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Strengths of Single Unit Measurement

Strengths: High temporal and spatial resolution

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Strengths of PET and fMRI

Strengths: Non invasive and high spatial resolution

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Weaknesses of EEG AND MEG

Weaknesses: Low spatial resolution and requires synchronised activity of large amount of neurons and only picks up some activity

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Weaknesses of SIngle Unit measurement

Weaknesses: Usually only on animals who are killed afterwards

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Weaknesses of PET and fMRI

Weaknesses: Low temporal resolution and expensive