InfantChildClass 2.9

InfantChildClass 2.9 - Physical Challenges to Healthy...

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Unformatted text preview: Physical Challenges to Healthy Growth The Developing Nervous System Cerebral Cortex Lobes are major areas of the cortex that are associated with different categories of behavior Occipital lobe: Temporal lobe: Parietal lobe: Frontal lobe: Information from multiple sensory systems is processed and integrated in the association areas Cerebral Cortex The cortex is divided into two separate halves which communicate through a dense tract of fibers, the corpus callosum The two hemispheres are specialized for different modes of processing, a phenomenon referred to as cerebral lateralization Brain Development Structures of the Brain Neurons - specialized for sending and receiving messages between the brain and all parts of the body, as well as within the brain itself. Three Main Types: 1. Sensory 2. Motor 3 . Interneuron Brain Development Structures of the Brain Neurons - specialized for sending and receiving messages between the brain and all parts of the body, as well as within the brain itself. Three Main Components: 1. Cell Body 2. Dendrite 3 . Axon Brain Development Structures of the Brain Synapses- microscopic junctions between the axon...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course 331 464 taught by Professor Hsu during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass 2.9 - Physical Challenges to Healthy...

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