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Lecture: Structure of the Brain 20/03/2008 07:53:00 How to describe the brain: Anterior (front) Posterior (back) Dorsal (top) Ventral (bottom) Medial (middle) Lateral Left (side left) Lateral Right (side right) Corpus Collosum: Allows the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere to communicate. Central Nervous system: Bring and the spinal cord Peripheral nervous system is everything the stems off of the CNS. o tetetet                 parietal Frontal                                           central sulcus Temporal                        Occipital              CONVOLUTION
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Information going to the brain is moving in the AFFERENT direction and  information moving away from the brain is moving in the EFFERENT direction. o Left Temporal Lobe Controls ability to talk/ understand speech Aphasia- people how have damage to this lobe o Dorsal View of the brain                                                              (eyeballs) o Frontal Lobe Controls personality Organizational skills Executive Function Ability to “make a checklist in your head” Decision making ADHD patients do not have this o Parietal Lobe
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Symbolic material Brings everything together and sends it to the frontal area  (which then decides what to do)                                                          Limbic system  memory+emotion                                                                     Hippocampus:                                                                       -Converts short term Olfactory                                                          to long-term memory Bulb                                                                    -short memory= 7 +/- 2                                                                             Items                                                                            -Long term memory has                                                                                   No limit Anxiety Makes learning impossible State dependant learning:
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PS 101 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Spring '07 term at BU.

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