PSYC Pre-Lab Week 7

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PSYC Pre-Lab Week 7
2015-10-28 23:08:45
Psychology Brain

Parts of the brain with brief descriptions and locations.
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  1. Frontal Lobe
    Location of conscious thinking and emotions. Initiate movements and speech. Store memories, exercise impulse control in social and sexual behaviour, initiate activity and judgement. Also sense of smell.
  2. Parietal Lobe
    Receive sensory information. Perception, such as awareness of right and left sides of the body, and proprioception. Help understand what is said. Located behind the frontal lobe.
  3. Temporal Lobe
    Stores memories, experiences strong emotions, smell and taste. Plays a role in orientation and appreciation of time. Located beneath the frontal and parietal lobes.
  4. Occipital Lobe
    Primarily vision. Located behind and below the temporal and parietal lobes.
  5. Thalamus
    Large, double-lobed middle structure. Part of the visual and auditory systems. Right in the middle basically.
  6. Hypothalamus
    Controls the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems, and organizes behaviours related to the survival of the species. Under and in front of the thalamus.
  7. Brainstem
    Involved in control of automatic behaviours like breathing, blood pressure, sleep, and alertness. Also relays sensory information to brain areas. Lowermost part of the brain.
  8. Cerebellum
    Integrates visual, auditory, vestibular and somatosensory information as well as information about individual muscle movements. Exerts a coordinating and smoothing effect on movements. Big thing at the back and bottom of the brain.
  9. Hippocampus
    • Encodes certain types of memory(spatial memory, declarative memory). Snakey thing wrapped around the thalamus.
  10. Amygdala
    • Very important for emotional learning. Tiny lil bean at the end of the hippocampus.
  11. Basal Ganglia
    Control voluntary movement. includes some kinds of learning and memory, like the automatizing of motor skills like typing, riding a bike, or driving a car. Conch thing around the thalamus.
  12. Corpus Callosum
    Band of myelinated axons that connects the two cerebral hemispheres. Largest cerebral connector. Just under the Frontal and Parietal lobes, just above the Basal Ganglia and Thalamus.
  13. Primary Motor Cortex
    • At the back of the frontal lobe. Generates the motor commands resulting in voluntary movement.
  14. Primary Olfactory Cortex
    Near the amygdala and hippocampus where odor information is maintained in temporary storage.
  15. Primary Somatosensory Cortex
    • Front part of the parietal lobe. First relay for touch information from the thalamus.