Occipital Lobe - Occipital Lobe Back of brain; vision...

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Occipital Lobe Back of brain; vision center Primary visual area: Part of occipital lobe that first receives input from the eyes Agnosias Visual Agnosia: Inability to identify seen objects Facial Agnosia: Inability to perceive familiar faces Subcortex All brain structures immediately below cerebral cortex Hindbrain (Brainstem) Consists mainly of medulla and cerebellum Also includes pons and reticular formation Medulla Controls vital life functions such as heart rate, swallowing, and breathing Pons (Bridge) Pons (Bridge): Acts as a bridge between medulla and other structures Influences sleep and arousal Cerebellum Cerebellum: Located at base of brain Regulates posture, muscle tone, and muscular coordination Reticular Formation (RF) Inside medulla and brainstem Associated with alertness, attention, and some reflexes (breathing, coughing, sneezing, vomiting) Reticular Activating System (RAS) Part of RF that keeps it active and alert RAS acts like the brain’s alarm clock Activates and arouses cerebral cortex
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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