P Lec Notes 092110 - Psych Lecture Notes 09/21/10 The Brain...

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Psych Lecture Notes 09/21/10 The Brain – Refer to slides The Hindbrain: The Medulla, Pons, and Cerebellum -Medulla: regulates automatic functioning, circulation, breathing, muscle tone, reflexes (sneezing/salivating). Can't survive if destroyed. -Pons: regulates sleeping, waking, and dreaming -Cerebellum: balance and coordination of movement; analyzes sensory information; may play a role in remembering simple skills, problem solving The Midbrain: -Reticular Formation: modulates muscle reflexes, pain perception; active in states of arousal. Damage to this area may result in comas. -Tectum: involved in auditory and visual responses. -Tegmentum: controls some motor functions, regulates awareness and attention and some autonomic functions. The Forebrain: -Thalamus: relays motor impulses out of the brain; directs incoming sensory messages to higher centers. -Hypothalamus: hunger, thirst, emotion, sex and reproduction, body temperature, and the autonomic nervous system. 4 F's – Fighting, fleeing, feeding, mating
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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P Lec Notes 092110 - Psych Lecture Notes 09/21/10 The Brain...

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