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General Psych week 5

by: Madeline Mitchell

General Psych week 5 General Psychology 11762

Madeline Mitchell
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General Psychology
Dr. Ashley Galati

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This is all the lecture notes from week 5 of General Psych at KSU! Mostly covers neuro-imaging, brain structure, and brain functions. Hope they're helpful!
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Madeline Mitchell on Wednesday February 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to General Psychology 11762 at Kent State University taught by Dr. Ashley Galati in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 185 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Kent State University.


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Date Created: 02/11/15
General Psychology Week 5 lecture notes Dr Ashley Galati Kent State University The Brain measuring electrical activity in the brain Use of glucose can see how much how quickly and where glucose is being used shows function of brain Provides us with an image of the structure of the brain Overlays image of structure and function images of the brain provides most info and allows predictions claims to what different portions of the brain do Older Brain Structures Not specific to humans maintain consciousness and be awake and aware regulating sleep amp sleep cycles sensory switchboard sensory info comes into thalamus and is routed out to other parts of brain sensory info comes from all senses EXCEPT SMELL little brainquot important for emotion regulation time judgment telling difference between textures sounds and coordinating voluntary muscle movements structure of neurons between spinal cord and thalamus important for connecting central and peripheral nervous systems alerts brain of incoming info Limbic System 0 Drive motivation in uences endocrine and autonomic nervous systems controls many of our drives in uences pituitary gland endocrine link up CNS and endocrine by in uence 0 responsible for memories takes info currently involved with and transfers it into long term When damaged people cannot form new memories 0 processing emotions emotional memories Most specifically with aggression and fear Cerebral Cortex Outer most layer of brain Functions that makes us human and distinct from other animals 4 Lobes of Cerebral Cortex above forehead Responsible for higherlevel thinking EX planning organizing connecting info 39 top of head receives sensory info in addition to coordinating muscle movements back of head responsible for processing visual info 39 side of head processes auditory info sound Functions of the cortex devoted to voluntary muscle movements hands take up large portion 0 the more sensory something is the more space it ll take up 0 more diffused and not easy to map allows us to make connections between different types active when playing a sport EX handeye coordination communication represent symbolize info impaired use of language EX stroke seizures concussions accidents drug use frontal lobe controls language expression Not able to produce words temporal lobe controls language reception Able to form words but incomprehensible Brain Hemispheres Divided into two halves left and right 0 Each hemisphere contains all four lobes connects two hemispheres and allows them to communicate Each side of the brain processes different info amp they control different sides of the body specialization of brain function in each hemisphere idea that brain will compensate for damage Functions take action in other half The younger you are the more likely you will recover Dominate functions of hemisphere language Broca Wernicke math logic EX Tend to be more analytical hemisphere spatial abilities depth drawing face recognition music EX Tend to be more creative


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