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Week 4 9/12/16 the Two Hemispheres of the Brain

by: Chandler Notetaker

Week 4 9/12/16 the Two Hemispheres of the Brain PSYCH 1101

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Introduction to Psychology
Pizarro, D
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Date Created: 09/16/16
9/12/16, ​The Two Hemispheres of the Brain    ➔ The Two Hemispheres of the Brain  ◆ Left and right sides are separate (bilateral symmetry)  ◆ Corpus callosum:major pathway between hemispheres  ◆ Built in redundancy, functions are lateralized: seems as if the functions of left and  right are not symmetrical (right has specific functions that the left does not have)  ◆ Only found in mammalians  ➔ Left Hemisphere Functions (left side controls the right side of your body)  ◆ Numbering  ◆ Written language  ◆ Reasoning   ◆ Spoken languages  ◆ Scientific skills  ◆ Right hand control    ➔ Left handed people, the right side of the brain controls the left side of their body  (opposite lateralization)    ➔ Right Hemisphere  ◆ Insight   ◆ 3D forms   ◆ Art awareness  ◆ Imagination  ◆ Music awareness   ◆ Left hand control    ➔ Left and right visual field not called eyes)  ◆ Eyes talking to each other through corpus callosum     ➔ Sensory Information Sent to Opposite Hemisphere   ◆ Contralateral organization  ◆ Sensory data crosses over in pathways leading to cortex  ◆ Visual crossover  ● Left visual field to right hemisphere  ● Right visual to left hemisphere  ◆ Other senses similar    ➔ Gazzaniga ​and the Split Brain Patients  ◆ Cutting the corpus callosum stops communication between right and left brains  ● Right and left hemispheres now work independently of each other   ● Because the brains work independently, each one is functionally  ◆ Left hemisphere has the fuction of cause and effects explanation  ◆ Right hemisphere could the main role to recognize faces   ◆ Don't leave the house without your left hemisphere   ➔ After birth, right brian has been a companion without a choice   ◆ Not given the voice, left hemisphere  ◆ “You is two”   ➔ Confabulation: when the left side of the brain tries to make sense of the world (make up a  story about your intentions or desires)  ➔ Amygdala  ◆ Made up of the limbic system  ◆ Emotions   ◆ Located next to the hippocampus (memory)    


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