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Week 4 Lecture Notes

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Week 4 Lecture Notes PSYCH 1000 - 01

AJ Ponte
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General Psychology
Ines Segert

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This week we only have one class so here are the notes for that one class, Tuesday the 15th. These notes cover functions of the parietal lobe, temporal lobe and occipital lobe. Plasticity, and some...
General Psychology
Ines Segert
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by AJ Ponte on Tuesday September 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 1000 - 01 at University of Missouri - Columbia taught by Ines Segert in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 67 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Missouri - Columbia.


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Date Created: 09/15/15
Week 4 Psych Notes Parietal Lobe Functions Somatosensory cortex process sensory 0 Motor cortex is movement while somatosensory is touchsensation Right Parietal Lobe Damage 0 Neglect Syndrome 0 People with this syndrome don t pay attention to what is in their left visual eld 0 Happens after a stroke that damages the right side of their brain 0 Ex Someone looking in a mirror will only shave half of their face because that is all that they observe o The individual is not blind they just do not observe If you were to point it out to them they would realize and understand they neglected those items 0 Even from memory an individual would only draw half of an object Temporal Lobe Auditory cortex Wernicke s area left hemisphere processes the understanding of language Hippocampus and memory Emotion and aggression Disorders associated with the temporal lobe Capgras Delusion 0 Failure to emotionally recognize your mother friend wife etc o The individual can visually recognize that the person is someone they know but cannot emotionally recognize them therefore the individual with Capgras Delusion thinks it is a trick Occipital Lobe Visual cortex 0 Disorders associated with the occipital lobe o Blindsight Unconsciously seeing An individual cannot understand or quotseequot and object in front of them but they would be able to know it s there and walk around it Week 4 Psych Notes 0 Alexia Unable to read but you can still write and speak Takes away your brains ability to match letters with sounds Phantom Limb o Sensation that a missing organ is still attached to your body and funcUonal Often associated with intense pain Neurons in the brain are trying to reorganize themselves To alleviate pain people will put a mirror on the opposite side of their missing limb so their brain sees it and the neurons think it s there 0 Because of the somatosensory cortex you could touch a person s right cheek who has an amputated right arm and they would feel that touch sensation on their phantom limb Gender Differences Male Female Larger brain size Smaller brain sized Unilateral only use the left side of Bilateral use both the right and left their brain for language sides of their brain for language Use spatial related regions of the Use language related brain regions brain to solve complex problems of the brain to solve complex problems Plasticity o A property of the brain that allows it to change as a result of experience drugs or injury 0 Jodie s Hemispherectomy o Constant seizures around age three 0 Doctors took out her right side of her brain completely Week 4 Psych Notes 0 Almost 100 mental and physical recovery besides her left arm 0 Cameron s Hemispherectomy 0 Same as Jodie s just more recovery Neurogenesis 0 New neurons are produced in some brain regions everyday 0 Ex In the hippocampus London Taxi Drivers 0 Have larger hippocampi 0 Only found in the part associated with spatial memory 0 Not found in London bus drivers Genes and Behavior 0 Behavioral Genetics the study of how genes and environment interact t in uence psychology activity 0 Genotype an organism s genetic makeup this never changes Phenotype an organism s observable physical character this is always changing o Genetics nature and environment nurture both in uence phenotype


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