psych 9-13 - Gen Psych 101 Terms and Concepts limbic system...

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September 13, 2007 Gen. Psych. 101 Terms and Concepts: limbic system, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, motor sensory, association, Broca’s area, Wernike’s area, CNS, PNS, sympathetic nervous system, parasympathetic nervous system, EEG, CT, PET, MRI, and plasticity Frontal lobe: front half (upper portion) – 1/3 of brain, memory, higher-level thinking Parietal lobe: sensation and motor Occipital lobe: vision Temporal lobe: sound/hearing, language Cerebral cortex: “outer bark” of brain – where info is going Motor cortex: Gustav Fritsch & Eduard Hitzig (1870) -set up a makeshift lab in Fritsch’s house -stimulated the brains of life dogs -found that not only could they cause crude moments of the dogs’ bodies, but that specific areas of the brain controlled specific movements John Hughlings Jackson (late 1800s) -based on his observations of his wife’s epilectic seizures -every seizure followed the same pattern: start at one hand, move to her wrist, her shoulder, her face, then the leg on the same side of her body -Jackson thought seizures were electrical discharges within the brain Conclusion: -brain was divided into different sections
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PY 101 taught by Professor Schmautz during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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psych 9-13 - Gen Psych 101 Terms and Concepts limbic system...

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