psy301 sec2 notes - Psy section 2 OUTLINE Brain and...

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Psy section 2 OUTLINE – Brain and Behavior 1. Korsakoff’s (alcoholism) I. Gross Organization of the Nervous System A. Peripheral -Outside the bone casing 2. Somatic (Voluntary)  -goes to all the large muscles in your body a. Afferent Nerves -sensory b. Efferent Nerves -motor 2. Autonomic (Involuntary) a. Sympathetic (Fight or Flight) B. Central -anything encased in bone 1. Spinal Cord -Reflexes
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2. Brain -forebrain -midbrain -hindbrain -cerebellum -smoothes movements, balance -medula -automatic functions -pons -sends information up and back a. Ventricles b. Hemispheres II. Structural Organization of the Brain A. Hindbrain a. Medulla b. Pons -fiber pathway that allows the brain to talk to the rest of the cerebellum c. Cerebellum -smoothes out muscle movement B. Midbrain C. Forebrain
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a. Hypothalamus -below the thalamus. The seat of emotion.  b. Thalamus -a sensory switch board in a relay system. Only sense that doesn’t go  through there is smell.  c. Limbic System -a combination of structures in the cerebrum, memory/ respond to things of  emotional significance. d. Cerebrum/Cortex -the highest level part of the brain Brain rests on a membrane and cerebral spinal fluid. III. Functional Organization of the Brain A. Sensory Systems B. Motor System -association cortex talks to the frontal cortex -information, understanding the past, foresight – prefrontal cortex -primary motor begins movement -basal ganglia is working properly in parkinsons  C. Limbic System Limbic/Endocrine System Interactions IV. Cells of the Nervous System A. Glia – the major component of your brain
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1. Schwann Cells & Oligodendrocytes
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSY 35147 taught by Professor Gosling during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.

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