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PsychSim 5: Brain and Behavior 21 PsychSim 5: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR Name: Danielle McGhee Section: 101-B02 Date:August 22, 2010 In this activity you will take a tour of the human brain and explore the major brain regions to discover the functions of each region or area. Functional Specialization In terms of brain function, what is functional specialization? it is controlled by a specific cluster of neurons (a neural network) in a specific area of the brain Why is the principle of complex communication important to understand? Because each neural network or functional area is interconnected with and influenced by other networks in other regions of the brain. Test Yourself on Lower Brain Structures Match each brain part with its function: o __c_ Pituitary gland A. Located above the midbrain at the top of the brainstem; routes incoming messages from all the senses (except smell) to the appropriate brain areas for processing o __d_ Medulla B. Part of the limbic system; regulates hunger, thirst, and body
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