September 6 Chapter 3 The Brain and behavior

September 6 Chapter 3 The Brain and behavior - Frontal...

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September 6, 2005 Chapter 3: The Brain and Behavior PET scan shows brain activities The brain has 3 functional units 1. regulates arousal levels 2. reception and sensory information 3. Executive functions, a hit can cause problems with speech, movement, etc. Cells bridge information across parts of the brain. A stroke cuts off this cross-modal integration. Originally, these cells were called “concept cells” Prosopagnosia Often damage to the right side of the brain Can’t recognize familiar faces but might be able to recognize shoes, etc. There are really two brains in the head. They tend to be opposite in functions with most exceptions in women. Left side of Brain: Happy, likes to talk, linguistic, logical , sociable Right side of Brain: Negative emotions, social, spatial analyzer, get the gist of what’s going on, not sequentially Alien Arm Butterfly tumor that separates the brain
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Unformatted text preview: Frontal Lobes Intention resides here Organizes emotional expression 1. left = positive 2. right = negative People tend to dwell in emotions with a damaged frontal lobe. Ex) a stroke victim having trouble mowing the yard because of a tendency to maintain a direction. Frontal Lobes follow rules. Left follows logical rules like math. Right follows social rules like what is acceptable. Parietal Lobes Left is critical to body awareness . Right keeps track of things outside in the world Disorder can be constructional apraxia, which prevents you from putting things together. Lobes of the Brain Frontal Lobe : Memory, movement, speech and language production Parietal Lobe : sense of touch and body position. Temporal Lobe : speech, hearing, and some visual information processing. Occipital Lobe : visual sensing....
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