feb7 - Talking about the Brain The Limbic System-linked to...

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Talking about the Brain The Limbic System-linked to memories, emotions and drives; associated with emotions such as fear and aggression and drives such as those for food and sex; includes the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus Hippocampus-helps process memories for storage Amygdala-involved with aggression and fear Hypothalamus-directs maintenance activities: eating, drinking, body temperature; link between nervous and endocrine system; linked to emotion Electrode implanted in reward center-pleasure center (stimulation in centers when engaged in things such as drugs?) Offset it chemically? The Cerebral cortex-the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information processing center The lobes of the cerebral cortex= frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal; divided into two hempispheres (left and right) The functions of the lobes of the cerebral cortex 1. Frontal Lobe-involved in speaking and muscle movements and in making
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Wessel-blaski during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Colleges.

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