Psych 1 Chapter 4 Key Terms

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Psych 1 Chapter 4 Key Terms Term Definition reticular formation A large network of neural tissue within the brainstem involved in behavioral arousal and sleep-wake cycles. cerebellum A large convoluted protuberance at the back of the brainstem that is essential for coordinated movement and balance. spinal cord Part of the central nervous system, a rope of neural tissue that runs inside the hollows of the vertebrae from just above the pelvis and into the base of the skull. gray matter A segment of the spinal cord that is dominated by the cell bodies of neurons. white matter A segment of the spinal cord that consists mostly of axons and the fatty sheaths that surround them. brainstem A section of the bottom of the brain that houses the most basic programs of survival, such as breathing, swallowing, vomiting, urination, and orgasm. Broca's area The left frontal region of the brain that is crucial to the production of language. hypothalamus
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSY 001 taught by Professor Multipleprofs during the Spring '08 term at Tufts.

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