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week2 psy1 - Psychology 1 Introduction to Psychology Winter...

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Psychology 1 – Introduction to Psychology Winter Quarter, 2008 Reading Guide for Chapters 3 pp. 64 – 97 Week 2 This sheet is fairly comprehensive, but you should always refer back to the official fair game sheet posted online. Chapter 3 – Biological Psychology a. Brain activity i. EEG – records rapid changes in brain electrical b. Central nervous system (2 parts)- Brain and Spinal Cord i. Brain 1. Forebrain – a. Cerebral cortex – i. Occipital – important for the vision. Ex: if damaged it can lead to blindness ii. Temporal – long term memory/ face, object identification/hearing, language decoding 1. Broca’s aphasia (p. 320) left hemisphere (aka: Brocas area) a. In your words – generates speech sounds b. Example – someone who cant repeat what they just said 2. Wernicke’s aphasia (p. 320) (Temporal Lobe) Having problems understanding speech Example – 3. Amygdala – responds to emotional situations (key area for emotion) iii. Parietal – body senses: touch, pain, temperature 1. Primary somatosensory cortex - iv. Frontal – 1. Primary motor cortex – important for: fine movements. Ex: moving one finger at a time 2. Prefrontal cortex – certain aspects of memory, it involves decision making
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