Midterm - John Xu 1. Forming a Theory of Mind Processing of...

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John Xu 1. Forming a Theory of Mind Processing of facial expressions i) Lateral geniculate nucleus- thalamic relay station that receives information from the optic tract, mostly from the parvocellular system, helps the visual system focus attention on important information, provides awareness Striate and extrastriate cortex- creates a map of the visual information, and further processes information Inferior temporal cortex (fusiform face area)- identifies the image to be a face Orbitofrontal cortex- receives input from the inferior temporal cortex, evaluates what type of face is seen, encodes faces and decides behavior based on rewards and punishments associated with the face, sends messages to central amygdala. Amygdala- also receives input from inferior temporal cortex going to the basolateral nuclei which helps consolidate memory associated with the face and project stimulus to the central amygdala which controls emotional response Processing of vocal patterns i) Medial geniculate nucleus- receives auditory information from the inferior colliculus, which receives information from the cochlear nucleus, connected to the cochlear nerve of the ear. Superior temporal gyrus (primary auditory cortex)- receives input directly from medial geniculate nucleus, determines pitch and loudness. Brodmann area 41 is responsible for simple processing, and 42 for more complex processing.
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course D SOC 101 taught by Professor Hirschl,t. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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Midterm - John Xu 1. Forming a Theory of Mind Processing of...

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