AP Psych

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AP Psych
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2011-10-11 20:08:46
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Parts of the brain
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  1. Cerebral Cortex
    • center for higher thinking, planning, and decisionmaking
    • personality (what makes you human)
    • recieves and processes info
    • if convolutions were stretched out, it would be about 6 feet
    • BRAIN(A)
  2. Thalamus
    • sensory in-motor out interneurons
    • BRAIN(B)
  3. Cerebellum
    • "little brain"
    • balance, coordination, autopilot
    • BRAIN(C)
  4. Hippocampus
    • processes memory
    • BRAIN(D)
  5. Brain stem
    • controls the functions that keep us alive
    • BRAIN(E)
  6. Medulla
    • holds everything together
    • controls blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing
    • BRAIN(F)
    • BRAIN(N)
  7. Pons
    • facil expressions and sleep patterns
    • BRAIN(G)
    • BRAIN(M)
  8. Amygdala
    • linked to emotion--especially fear and rage
    • BRAIN(H)
  9. Pituitary gland
    • regulates growth
    • BRAIN(I)
  10. Hypothalamus
    • controlls all drives: sex, hunger, sleep, rage, endocrine system, biorythms, body temp
    • BRAIN(J)
  11. Corpus Callossum
    • the gap that allows communication between the two hemispheres of the brain
    • BRAIN(K)
  12. Reticular Formation
    • regulates alertness
    • if this is damaged, you're in a coma
    • BRAIN(L)

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