BrainI - Brain and emotion I Brain and Emotion Brief...

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1 1 Brain and Emotion The Science of Human Emotion 2 Brain and emotion I ± Brief overview of the brain ± Methods for studying the brain ± Finish methods ± History ± Cannon and Bard ± the Papez loop ± MacLean’s triune brain 3 The neuron 1. Dendrites bring information to the cell body and axons take information away from the cell body. 2.Neurons communicate through an electrochemical process. 4 Brain structures Subcortex Allows more complex behaviors •Many structures in the subcortex are important for emotion •Hypothalamus: body temperature, satiety, thirst. •Thalamus: sensory relay station 5 Brain structures Cerebral cortex Functions: Thought Voluntary movement Language Reasoning Perception •thickness varies from 2 to 6 mm. •right and left sides connected by a thick band of nerve fibers called the "corpus callosum". •Bump = gyrus •Groove = sulcus • Lower mammals like rats and mice have very few gyri and sulci. 6 Neocortex divisions OCCIPITAL LOBE: vision, highly developed in humans PARIETAL LOBE: many processes: spatial learning, verbal processes, sensory processing (touch, pain, pressure); joins information from many parts of the brain TEMPORAL LOBE: hearing and memory (hippocampus)
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course PSY 611 taught by Professor Larson during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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BrainI - Brain and emotion I Brain and Emotion Brief...

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