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Chapter 13 - o Cerebral cortex is involved in speech and...

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Chapter 13 Brain Complexity o The cerebral cortex is the outermost layer of the brain, that is composed of gray matter that contains billions of nerve cell bodies. Divided into four lobes of frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal o Cerebrum is the upper part of the brain and consists of the largest component of the brain. o The brain stem is where all of the spinal cord is connected. o The cerebellum of “little brain” is located towards the back of the brain. Involves coordination of movement, balance, equilibrium and muscle tone.
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Unformatted text preview: o Cerebral cortex is involved in speech and communication: Broca’s Area, Wernicke’s Area, and the platinum temporale o Left Side controls right side, and is involved in speech and communication. • Allometry of Brain Size o When a given body part varies in direct proportion to body size, it is referred to as an isometric trait. o When a body part does not increase with respect to body size is called allometric. o Y= KX ^e^ Y is the brain weight K is the scaling constant X is body weight e is explonent...
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