9-13 Poonam Lecture Notes

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Neuropsychology - understand physiological underpinnings of behavior Biological basis of behavior -dualist view - mind and body are separate -monist view - thoughts and behavior rooted in biology Theories facilitate development of viable models of behavior Sulci Gyri Occipital Lobe: 1. Vision 2. Maps of Visual World Temporal Lobe: 1. Audition 2. Memory, Language Parietal Lobe: 1. Somatosensory 2. Attention, Higher-Level Visua-Spatial Cognition Frontal Lobe: 1. Motor 2. Speech, Planning Movements, Attention, Executive Functions Like Decision-Making Corpus Callosum - Connects the 2 Hemispheres Cerebellum - Important for Balance and Movement Thalamus - Way Station for the Senses Brodmann - 52 areas of the brain vary based on cytoarchitecture Organization of cortex seen when tissue stained for nerve cells Exists across many species including rats, primates, humans Penfield - Epileptic patients - alert during surgery, Mapped motor cortex by observing reactions. Mapped sensory cortex by talking with patients during surgery Sensory neurons - visual input, somatosensory input Inter-neurons - communication between parts of brain - Corpus Callosum Motor neurons - send motor output (cause behavior)
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2008 for the course ENGL W3335 taught by Professor Crawford during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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