Biological Bases 2 - Development of the Brain Midline View...

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Development of the Brain
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Midline View of Human Brain Medulla : Controls heart rate, respiration Cerebellum : Coordinates smooth movements, balance, and posture Pons : Involved in the control of sleep
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Cerebral Cortex Functions of cerebral cortex: Provides for flexible control of patterns of  movement Permits subtle discrimination among complex  sensory patterns Makes possible symbolic thinking Symbolic thought is the foundation of human thought and  language Functional organization of cortex: Primary areas Association areas
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The Cortical Lobes of  the Human Brain
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Cerebral Lateralization The structures of the cortex and sub-cortex appear  to specialize in function: Hemispheric Specialization Left hemisphere is dominant for language, logic, and complex  motor behavior. Right hemisphere is dominant for non-linguistic functions  including recognition of faces, places, and sounds (music)
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