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PSYC2004lec5spr08post - I. The Brain, cont. A. Subcortical...

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I. The Brain, cont. A. Subcortical Structures of Forebrain—Questions? B. 4 Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex C. 4 Points/Themes Regarding the Cerebral Cortex II. Nature and Nurture A. Brief History of the Terms B. It’s Always Both, Always Always Always C. Examples of Predispositions & Environmental Factors Interacting
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Forebrain---Subcortical thalamus : relay station hypothalamus : autonomic info; homeostasis limbic system hippocampus : memory/learning amygdala : emotion center (emotion & learning, emotion recognition)
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Outside layer of forebrain: the cerebral cortex 2–3 mm thick Wrinkled and convoluted --- MUCH surface area Controls complex and abstract thought
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Cerebral Cortex Has 4 Lobes Frontal Lobe: Thoughts, plans, language Parietal Lobe: touch, spatial location Temporal Lobe: hearing, language Occipital Lobe: vision
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Other Notes on Cerebral Cortex: 2) A LOT OF IT, in humans, is devoted to INTEGRATING new info with prior knowledge & ideas. 3) A LOT OF IT helps us to INHIBIT inappropriate
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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PSYC2004lec5spr08post - I. The Brain, cont. A. Subcortical...

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