Notes - 9-14-06 - Sleep and Dreams

Notes - 9-14-06 - Sleep and Dreams - Sleep and Dreams...

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Sleep and Dreams Review sessions; Writing assignment 1 deadline: Tonight at 11:59pm -Read about split brain research Brain (continued): Left-right differences, class findings -How do the left and right brains work together? -Everything on left side of body processed on right side of brain -Everything on right side of body processed on the left side of brain -Language processed on the left side of the brain (esp. for right-handed ppl) -Corpus Callosum -Optics/Vision not the same as body movements -Right visual field goes to the left brain -Left visual field goes to the right brain -Class experiment last class I. Sleep: Basic issues -Very few studies been done Function and physiology -Reticular formation is closely related to sleep as well as parts of the Old Mammalian and the hypothalamus. The cortex in general is related to sleep cycles. Sleep is linked to specific parts of the brain. -Sleep’s important, lack of sleep is bad. -Sleep is an evolutionary adaptation (belief by some)
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