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The brain - Biopsychology The Brain The Brain The central...

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1 Biopsychology: The Brain Controls such basic functions as eating and sleeping Medulla Pons Reticular Formation The Brain: The central core
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2 • Cerebellum controls bodily balance • Thalamus relay station for information concerning the senses The Brain: The central core Adds emotions, complex motives, increased memory abilities The Brain: The limbic system The Limbic System Hypothalamus constantly monitors blood to determine the condition of the body Body’s laboratory
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3 The Limbic System Amygdala – Involved in memory and emotion, particularly fear and aggression The Limbic System Hippocampus – Involved in establishing long-term memories The Cerebral Cortex Cerebral cortex Thin gray-matter covering of the cerebrum; carries on thinking and perceiving Cerebral hemispheres The two walnut shaped halves of the cerebrum, connected by the corpus callosum
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4 The Four Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex Frontal lobes
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