lecture 3 - Lateralization of Function Dr. Coulson Human...

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Lateralization of Function Dr. Coulson Human Brain 1.) Human Brain a. Ext of spinal cord b. Made of 2 cerebral hemispheres i. Subtle differences c. Corpus Callosum i. Connects two hemispheres at base d. Cerebellum i. Movement e. Hypothallamus f. Cortex i. Cognition ii. 4 lobes: frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal. 2.) Composed of 100 billion neurons. a. Send in electrochemical pulses i. Cell Body ii. Axon iii. Synapse: point of contact b. Each neuron connected to 10,000 other neurons c. Computing power comes from connections 3.) Cortex 2 mm thick. Has area of 1.5 square meters. 4.) Frontal Lobe: decision making, judgments, emotion 5.) Parietal: behind central sulcus, perception of stimuli related to touch, pressure, temperature, pain. 6.) Temporal lobe: below lateral fissure, perception recognition, auditory processing, memory 7.) Occipital: back of brain behind parietal lobe ad temporal, vision processing 8.) Lateralization of function: one side of the brain is more crucial for a give function
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course COGS cogs 1 taught by Professor Nitz during the Fall '09 term at UCSD.

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