Chapter 2 Notes - This first major finding of the brain...

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Chapter 2 Notes
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The Four Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex Medulla Vital involuntary functions Pons Sleep and arousal Reticular formation Sleep, arousal, attention Cerebellum Motor coordination
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Human Brian The adult human brain weighs about three pounds Its nerve cells are connected by one million miles of nerve fibers We have two cerebral hemispheres, left and right, connected by bundles of nerve fibers, the largest known as the corpus callosum The corpus callosum has about 250 million nerve fibers
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Unformatted text preview: This first major finding of the brain research. We are a two-brained species. Our left hemisphere is specialized for tasks involving sequence and logic, such as the procedure for solving a quadratic equation. Our right hemisphere is specialized for tasks involving attention to the totality of experiences, like driving a car in traffic, listening to the radio, perhaps chewing gum and conversing with a passenger....
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