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psy.0122 - Psych 1 Fridlund 1/22/08 Neuroscience...

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Psych 1 Fridlund 1/22/08 Neuroscience Neocortical Lobes and some General Functions Frontal Lobe o Strategic thinking o Social cognitions o Short-term memory o Language/music production o Voluntary movement o Major motor areas of the brain o Initiate deliberate movements in the body o Top of brain controls legs o Bottom of brain controls face o Prefrontal area – were “silent areas” 1935, took out pre-frontal lobe in monkeys and some became violent but most become docile and tame o Parietal Lobe o Complex visual/touch o (R) body sense o (L) Arithmetic, L/R sense Gerstmann syndrome – left parietal lobe defect o Poor hand writing o Left-right confusion o Poor math skills o Cannot distinguish among one’s fingers Right side damage = visual spatial neglect syndrome o Person stops noticing what happens on the left side of their existence Temporal Lobe o Hearing and language decoding o Long term memory Face/object identification Epilepsy in Temporal Lobes (complex partial seizure
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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psy.0122 - Psych 1 Fridlund 1/22/08 Neuroscience...

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