Chapter 04 - The Brain

The cerebellum movement cognition and emotion contd

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Unformatted text preview: mation from and to different parts of the brain. The cerebellum: movement, cognition, and emotion (cont’d) • Motor function = Balance and smoothness of movement (damage to cerebellum = ataxia). • Involved in motor learning = Effortlessness of learned motion patterns. 5 PSYC 2010 (Dr. Escobar) Chapter 4 - The brain The cerebellum: movement, cognition, and emotion (cont’d) • Cognitive functions = Planning and remembering. • May be involved in experiencing empathy. The subcortical structures 6 PSYC 2010 (Dr. Escobar) Chapter 4 - The brain Master control: the hypothalamus • One of the most vital regions of the brain = connects to almost all brain regions. • Master regulatory structure: - Regulates vital functions (e.g., glucose level) and behaviors that maintain them (e.g., hunger). - Controls endocrine system. - Regulates function of internal organs. - Sex differences in size. Sensory gateway: the thalamus • All sensory information stops at the thalamus on the way to the brain. • Olfactory information is the only exception to this rule. Other structures • Hippocampus = Storage of new memories....
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