State which parts of the brain seem to be involved in

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Unformatted text preview: ain parts: medulla, pons, cerebellum, midbrain, limbic system, thalamus, hippocampus, cerebral cortex. • State which parts of the cerebral cortex are involved in visual processing, auditory processing, other sensory processing, memory, speech, motor functions, and higher intellectual functions. • Summarize the “right brain, left brain” functions, and state why these are simplified interpretations. • State which parts of the brain seem to be involved in creating memories. • Explain what parts of the ear are necessary for perceiving sound, and how they work. • Explain what parts of the eye are necessary for perceiving light, and how they work. • Explain how chemoreception works in the tongue and the nose, and why both areas of chemoreception are necessary to produce “flavor.” • Explain how pain, heat, cold, and touch are perceived. • List some other senses that other animals have that humans do not have. • Describe what synaesthesia is. Useful websites: • “Eye” http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/eye.htm is an animation showing how the eye functions, including the rod cells. • “Synapse” http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/synapse.htm is a simplified model of a synaptic gap, with or without drugs. • “Action Potential” http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/animations/actionpotential.swf is a detailed interactive animation that explains how ion channels and active transport are involved in sending neural signals. • “Hearing” http://www.physpharm.fmd.uwo.ca/undergrad/medsweb/L4Aud/m4aud.swf explains the functions of the ear. • “Sense of Taste” http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=AP14104 explains how taste buds on the tongue function. • “Sense of Smell” http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/index_tj.asp?objID=AP14004 explains how sensory receptors in the nose work, and what smells have to do with emotion. • “Touch Receptors” http://www.physpharm.fmd.uwo.ca/undergrad/sensesweb/L7Touch/L7Touch.swf is an animation that explains how our sense of touch works....
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