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9.5.2006 Limbic System Hypothalamus: - Controls endocrine system - Hunger and thirst - Sex behavior (sleep, body temp, and movement) - Damage to hypothalamus can cause inappropriate emotional reactions (uncontrollable laughter – Phinneus P. Gauge.) - A nucleus within hypothalamus is involved in seasonal affective disorder ( lack of sun can cause sadness) Cerebral Cortex: - more cortex and animal has… the more capacity for, learning, thinking, and being adaptable. - More than 80% of brains weight is in the cortex - .125 sheet of cells composed of billions of neurons - 100 trillion synaptic connections - Each part of the brain is build on top of the other Frontal Lobe: Major portion of cortex - pre-frontal cortex - abstract thinking - planning ability - decision making - self awareness - judgement Optical Lobe Vision, Visual perception, recognition Damage: Inability to recognize familiar objects, visual hallucinations, cortical blindness. Temporal Lobe: found above the ears. Involved with hearing and sense of hearing,
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Unformatted text preview: -auditory hallucinations-severe deficits in language comprehension and production-amnesia Phenotype:-physical, behavioral, psychological features-that are the result of the interaction between ones genes and the environment Zygote : when an egg is fertilized in the fallopian tube. Ends 2 weeks later when the zygote is implanted in the wall of the uterus. Embrio : from 3 to 8 weeks, body parts are formed during this period Fetus : from 9 weeks on. Increase in size and systems begin to function. Age of viability 22-28 weeks Critical period: Imply a more restricted period of time and an inability to recover from the effects of the environmental factor. When things are developing Sensitive Period: diffuse period of time and a potential for recovery (intellectual development) Teratogens: Agents such as chemicals or viruses that can reach the embryo or fetus during prenatal development and cause harm...
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