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Chapter 2 - Biology and Behavior Ch 2: How does the brain...

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Unformatted text preview: Biology and Behavior Ch 2: How does the brain work? Independent reading The neuron and the nuerotransmitters 39-44 3 rd edition 37-41 2 nd edition The Human Nervous System What parts of the brain are important to psychologists? Topics: Spinal chord Hindbrain Midbrain Forebrain Peripheral nervous system Spinal Chord Connect the brain to various parts of the body Reflexes (ie: knee jerk) Hindbrain Link between spinal cord and the brain Brainstem: Critical to physical survival- Medulla: In charge of breathing and in control of some reflexes that s responsible for your upright structure- Reticular formation: Controls arousal and attention. Also screens out certain sensory messages that enter the brain. Pons: Connects medulla and cerebellum Cerebellum: Smooth motor movements that regulate muscle tone and upright posture. Midbrain Substantia nigra: Unconscious motor movements Ride a bike, walk upstairs Forebrain Largest part of the brain...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course PSB P9 taught by Professor Frattaroli during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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