Module 5 - The Brain Module 5 1 Techniques to Study Brain...

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1 The Brain Module 5
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2 Techniques to Study Brain Lesions- Experimentally destroy brain tissue and observe effects Clinical Observation- Correlate brain damage and structure changes with psychological disorders and symptoms Electroencephalogram (EEG)- Amplified recordings of electrical waves
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3 Techniques (cont’d.) PET scan Visual display of brain activity Detects consumption of radioactive glucose by the brain MRI- uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce computer-generated images of brain tissue James Salzano/ Salzano Photo
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4 Older Brain Structures Brainstem   the oldest part of the brain, beginning where  the spinal cord swells and enters the skull. Responsible  for automatic survival functions.
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5 Brain Stem Medulla -   base of brainstem, controls  heartbeat and breathing Reticular Formation-   a nerve network  in the brainstem that controls arousal Thalamus - distributes messages to  areas of the sensory cortex Thalamus
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2008 for the course PSYH 100 taught by Professor Khill during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.

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