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BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR Dr.Veera Balaji kumar Psychologist & Homeopath
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The Brain The Human brain is composed of many parts that work together to organize our movements, create our thoughts, form our emotions, and produce our behaviors. The brain is able to function effectively because of the intricate system of support and protection it receives from other parts of the body.
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THE BRAIN Brain is supported by the nutrients and oxygen carried by blood vessels and protected by the bones of the skull and three layers of membranes. Fluid surrounding brain acts as a shock absorber. Divided into three sections: the hindbrain, the midbrain, and the forebrain.
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The Brain: Our Control Center The Forebrain - located in the front of the head Thalamus relay station for sensory stimulation Hypothalamus regulates body temperature, the storage of nutrients, hunger, thirst, and movement Limbic System controls learning, memory, emotion, hunger, sex and aggression Cerebrum largest part of the brain about 70% of weight. • Surface is wrinkled with ridges and valleys
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The Brain: Our Control Center The Hindbrain - located at the base of the skull Medulla controls vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing Pons regulates bodily movement, attention, sleep and alertness. Cerebellum controls balance and coordination . The Midbrain - between the hindbrain and forebrain Reticular Activating System (RAS) controls vision and hearing. • Makes people alert • alcohol reduce the activity of RAS • screen out certain noises
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Our Control Center continues… Cerebral Cortex outer layer of the brain • where thinking takes place • makes us unique • concerned with memory, language, emotions, complex motor function and
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.

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