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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) • Broca’s 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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