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4) What is the correct order of the following: motor neuron, interneuron, sensory neuron? Sensory neuron, Interneuron, Motor Neuron 5) Briefly explain how the reflex arc works. First, Sensory Neurons all over our body pick up sensory information and send it up to the brain. Next, Interneurons read that information and interpret it. Finally, Motor Neurons take information and instructions back down to the body for a response. 6) What two losses are likely to occur when there is damage to the spinal cord? paralysis and numbness 7) What is the primary function of the thalamus? It receives every sensation from the outside world (except smell) and relays that sensation information to another part of the brain. 8) What is the primary function of the brainstem? governs our autonomic functions of breathing, heart rate, and basic instinctual awareness or alertness to our surroundings. 9) The Limbic system is the emotional/pleasure system of the brain, and it contains three parts- the hypothalamus, the amygdala, and the hippocampus. What is the primary function of each of these three parts? The Hypothalamus is a small part of the mid-brain, and it is responsible for hormone production, growth, sex drive, hunger, and regulation of body temperature. The Amygdala is a small walnut-sized structure in the center of our brain, and it governs our emotions, specifically our core emotions of fear, anger, and pleasure. The Hippocampus (literally meaning “Horse head” because it looks sort of like a horses head) enables us to have conscious memory. 10) What does cortex mean and what does it do primarily? The New Brain contains the part of our Brain that gives us our personality, that helps us do complex reasoning, and that allows us to consider what it means to be human. 11) What is meant by lateralization of functioning? The left side of the brain controls ________, etc. 12) What are the 2 main strengths of the left hemisphere? governs speech and language ability 13) What are the 2 main strengths of the right hemisphere? recognize faces and controls the left side of our body 14) What are the 4 lobes of the cortex and where are they located? The four lobes of the cortex are the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the temporal lobe, and the occipital lobe. The frontal lobe, as the name suggests, is located just above our eyes and extends back to about the middle of our head. The Parietal Lobe is located on the very top and center/back portion of our brain. The Temporal Lobes are located just above or really just astride of our ears.
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The Occipital lobe is located in the very back of our Brain.
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  • Spring '18
  • Steven E Wampler

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