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Lecture 5 Fall 2011 9-15 - The Biology of the Mind Chapter...

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The Biology of the Mind Chapter 2: Part II
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Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) – detects changes in blood oxygenation in different brain regions Brain regions active when a person lies, as when bluffing in a card game Neuroimaging Techniques http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=8jc8URRxPIg&vq=medium
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The Biology of the Mind The Brain A Brief Tour…
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The Biology of the Mind The Brain Older Brain Structures: Sustain basic life functions and enable memory, emotions, and basic drives
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(1) The Brainstem The medulla is the base of the brainstem that controls involuntary functions such as heartbeat and breathing. Medulla
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(1) The Brainstem Credit: Anatomography, website maintained by Life Science Databases(LSDB).
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(1) The Brainstem The reticular formation filters incoming stimuli (from the spinal cord) and relays information to other areas of the brain. Reticular Formation
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The thalamus receives information from all the senses (except smell) and routes it to higher brain regions, e.g., from eyes to cortical areas for vision. (2) The Thalamus
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(2) The Thalamus Credit: Anatomography, website maintained by Life Science Databases(LSDB).
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The cerebellum is (“little brain”) is attached to the rear of the brainstem. It helps coordinate voluntary movements and balance; also plays a role in learning motor skills. (3) The Cerebellum
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(3) The Cerebellum http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=bEZpTbp7v0Q&vq=medium
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The Limbic System includes the hippocampus, which is involved in acquisition of memories… (4) The Limbic System
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(4) The Limbic System Credit: Anatomography, website maintained by Life Science Databases(LSDB).
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(4) The Limbic System http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=7584970&m=7584971
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