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Psychology 1 – Introduction to Psychology Winter Quarter, 2008 Reading Guide for Chapters 3 pp. 64 – 97 Week 2 This sheet is fairly comprehensive, but you should always refer back to the official fair game sheet posted online. Chapter 3 – Biological Psychology a. Brain activity i. EEG – uses electrodes on the scalp to record rapid changes in brain electrical activity. b. Central nervous system i. Brain 1. Forebrain – a. Cerebral cortex – i. Occipital – located at the rear of the head, specialized for vision. Damaging this area results in cortical blindness. ii. Temporal –located towards the left and right sides of the head. Main area for hearing and some of the more complex aspects of vision. Important for language comprehension. Damage to this can cause a person to lose ability to recognize facers and to lose motion detection. 1. Broca’s aphasia (p. 320) a. In your words – b. Example – 2. Wernicke’s aphasia (p. 320) a. In your words – b. Example – 3. Amygdala – deep within the temporal lobe. Responds strongly to emotional situations. iii. Parietal – Forward from the occipital lobe. Body senses: touch, pain, temp., and awareness of the location of body parts in space. 1. Primary somatosensory cortex – a strip in the forward portion of the parietal lobe. Cells sensitive to touch in different body areas.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 9999 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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