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Unformatted text preview: PSY 101 1-22-08 • Subdivisions of CNS o 4 lobes of cerebral cortex Most anterior – in front frontal lobe Behind this, parietal lobe • Sense of touch o Touching something with your right hand causes action in the left part of your brain Very back occipital lobe • Vision Temporal lobe • Side of head • Hearing • Cognitive aspects of visual processing The Forebrain • The frontal lobes contain the primary motor cortex • The foremost part of the frontal lobes is the prefrontal cortex • Limbic System o Hypothalamus – collection of nuclei that are involved in the regulation of motivated states Motivated states • Eating/drinking • Regulate rhythms • Sex drive • Etc. o Amygdala Emotional processes o Hippocampus Memory o Between the Spinal Cord and Forebrain The hindbrain and midbrain • The medulla, pons and midbrain contain the reticular activating system (or reticular formation) •...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Jackson during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08