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Unformatted text preview: ociation areas Lobes are major areas of the cortex that are
associated with different categories of behavior.
Occipital lobe: primarily associated with processing visual
information Temporal lobe: involved in memory, visual recognition, and the
processing of emotion and auditory information Parietal lobe: governs spatial processing and integrates sensory
input with information in memory Frontal lobe: organizes behavior and is responsible for planning Cerebral Lateralization
The cortex is divided into two separate
halves, called cerebral hemispheres,
which communicate through a dense tract
of fibers, the corpus callosum. -the 2 hemisphers are specialized for different modes of processing, a phenomenon referred to as cerebral
lateralization A: it is a partnership between nature and nurture B. Developmental Processes
Question: How does the structure of the
human brain come into being? 12 5/22/13 1. Neurogenesis and
Neurogenesis is the proliferation of neurons Neurons migrate to their destinations,
where they grow and differentiate.
Axons elongate. Dendrites form spines through cell division, is largely complete by abo...
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2014 for the course PSYCH 302 taught by Professor Whitneyweikum during the Fall '13 term at University of British Columbia.
- Fall '13