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Psychology: The brain and its structure

by: Diana Taylor

Psychology: The brain and its structure Psych 121

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This is a study guide full of easy ways to remember the brain and its structures. Covers Hindbrain, mid and forebrain. Pictures to go along with the mnemonics
Introductory Psychology
Lora Wagner
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Psychology, brain, structure, hindbrain, midbrain, forebrain, limbic system, medulla, brain stem, pons, thalamus, hypothalamus, the brain, reticular formation, cerebellum, amygdala, hippocampus, cerebral cortex
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Date Created: 02/18/16
The Brain Hindbrain: Older brain structure – what is formed first. Serves automatic survival functions such as memory, emotions, and basic drives. Limbic System: Mid brain. This is located below the Cerebral hemispheres. Forebrain: newer parts of the brain. Hindbrain:  Brainstem: This is the central core of the brain- Where the brain starts to STEM off. It begins where the spinal cord swells and enters the brain. This is home to the most BASIC functions.  Medulla: Controls heartbeat and breathing. Think of medulla sounds like medals and medals hang over your heart and lungs!  Pons: help coordinate movement. Pons sounds like pawns in chess and pawns MOVE across the board.  Thalamus: This is the brain’s sensory switchboard. It gets info from all the senses except smell and sends it to other brain regions. Think of two people (Thal and Amus working a switchboard helping info get to where they need to go).  Reticular Formation: This relays important info to the brain. It affects arousal and sleep/wake cycle. Reticular has the word tickle in it. So if you’re sleeping and someone tries to tickle you, you would wake up. Or a clock ticks and that is what wakes you up in the morning.  Cerebellum: This is often referred to as the “little brain”. It controls nonverbal learning and memory. It is most associated with balancing emotions and coordinating voluntary movement. In the middle of the word Cerebellum is the word Bell. You can think of horses that pull wagons and carts that have bells on them so that every time the horse MOVES the bells jingle so you can know where they are/ where they are coming from. Limbic System:  Hippocampus: Processes memories and sends them for storage. You can remember this because not many people every see a HIPPO and if you did you’d want to REMEMBER it so you could tell people and impress them.  Amygdala- This influences aggression and fear. The way I remember this is the story of AMY and her DOLL (DALA). Amy’s bully stole her DOLL from her on the playground and she became very ANGRY and FEARED for the doll’s safety.  Hypothalamus: This is located right below the thalamus. It coordinates eating, drinking, body temp. It also helps govern the endocrine system through the pituitary gland and is linked to emotion and reward. It is also the pleasure center. The way I remember this one is hyPOThalamus. We cook in pots so we can EAT the food. We also pour WATER into pots to make certain foods. Forebrain:  Cerebrum: 85% of brain’s weight. In charge of perceiving, thinking, and speaking. This one was hard to come up with a mnemonic. Cerebrum has Brum in it which reminds me of broom. When your mom asks you to get the broom and sweep you THINK “Do I really have to?” and then you SAY, “fine. Ill do it after I finish this season of my fav Netflix show”.  Cerebral Cortex: Covers the cerebrum. Ultimate control and info-processing. Includes 4 lobes. In Cortex there is TEX which reminds me of texas. If you know anything about texas, they always wear cowboy hats which COVERS YOUR BRAIN!


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