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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4 Terms Activation-synthesis hypothesis o Theory of dreaming o Proposes neural stimulation from the pons activates mechanisms that normally interpret visual input Amygdala o Brain structure o Vital role in learning to associate things w/ emotional responses/ processing emotional info Basal ganglia o System of subcortial structures o Important for initiation of planned movement Blindsight o Condition which blind ppl have some spared visual capabilities in the absence of any visual awareness Brainstem o Section at bottom of brain; houses the most basic programs of survival (breathing, swallowing, vomiting, urination, and orgasm) Brocas area o Left frontal region of brain; crucial to production of language Cerebellum o Large convoluted protuberance at back of brainstem; essential for coordinated mvmt/ balance Cerebral cortex o Outer layer of brain tissue; forms the convoluted surface of the brain Circadian rhythms o Regulation of biological cycles into regular patterns...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Coffe during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '08