Ch04 The Brain and Consciousness Master

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Unformatted text preview: Psychological Science Michael Gazzaniga and Todd Heatherton Chapter Four: The Brain and Consciousness Overview of Chapter Questions: What Are the Basic Brain Structures and Their Functions? How Does the Brain Change? How Is the Brain Divided? Can We Study Consciousness? What Is Sleep? What Are the Basic Brain Structures and Their Functions? The Spinal Cord Is Capable of Autonomous Function. The Brainstem Houses the Basic Programs of Survival. The Cerebellum Is Essential for Movement. Subcortical Structures Control Basic Drives and Emotions. The Cerebral Cortex Underlies Complex Mental Activity. The Spinal Cord Is Capable of Autonomous Function Grey Matter White Matter Spinal Reflexes Example: The Stretch Reflex The Brainstem Houses the Basic Programs of Survival A complement of survival reflexes: Gagging, breathing, swallowing, etc. Brainstem uses spinal reflexes to produce useful behavior: The reticular formation and sleep The Cerebellum Is Essential for Movement Cerebellum = “little brain” Role in motor learning Beyond motoric training: Multiple cognitive processes Empathy Subcortical Structures Control Basic Drives and Emotions The limbic system separates the “older” and “newer” parts of the brain....
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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