Psychology Notes - Medulla responsible for heart rate and...

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Medulla - responsible for heart rate and blood pressureHindbrain is responsible for survival functionsMidbrain is responsible for sensory reflexForebrain is on top and up front Fun stuff happens here - thinking, feeling, etc5 major parts of forebrain- thalamus is the relay station of sensory information- Hypothalamus responsible for all hormones in endocrine system (master switchboard)- feeding, fleeing, fighting, fornification- basal ganglia controls voluntary movement- limbic system controls learning, memory, emotion, and motivation- hippocampus is the FORMATION of long-term memory (does not store)- amygdala is the emotional processing center, mainly fear and aggressionand formation of emotional memories (first kiss)- congulate cortex -anterior works with hypothalamus to control autonomic nervous system and is heavily involved in decision making, emotion, reward,and empathyPosterior- is memoryFrontal lobe- thinking and reasoningParietal lobe- touchOccipital lobe- visionTemporal lobe- sounds and hearing

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