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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
• 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.,
- 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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- Fall '08