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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Yessenia Walsh on Wednesday September 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSY111 at Drexel University taught by MaureenGibney in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see /class/212503/psy111-drexel-university in Psychlogy at Drexel University.


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Date Created: 09/23/15
PSYlll Very BriefAdditional Notes on the Brain Most taken from Myers DG 2010 Psychology Ninth edition in modules New York Worth Contralater ality the principle that the right side of the brain receives sensory information from and sends motor impulses to the left side of the body and vice versa Lateralization hemispheric specialization for speci c functions Most researched left hemispheric preferential involvement in language Broca Nous parlons avec l hemisphere gauche iwe speak with the left hemisphere Remember though that many skills including language recruit both hemispheres Vision our left hernifield left half of visual space is processed in the posterior right hemisphere and our right hernifield right half of visual space is processed in the left hemisphere Neurotransmitters chemical messengers that travel from one neuron to another released into the synapse which is the molecular exchange space between the neuronal transmission end the axon and the receptive end the dendrite Of particular interest to us in this course for startersiwe may add some later Acetylcholine involved in muscle action learning and memory The death of acetylcholinergic cells is one of the findings in Alzheimer s disease Dopamine involved in movement attention learning and emotion Excessive dopamine is implicated in schizophrenia and deficient dopamine is found in Parkinson s disease Serotonin involved in mood arousal hunger and sleep Its insuf cient availability for transmission is one nding in depression Norepinephrine also called noradrenalin involved in alertness and arousal as well as mood Its decreased availability is one nding in depression Homunculus an old term for the representation of the body on the motor and somatosensory cortex indicating the allocation of tissue to different parts of the body homo is Latin for man and homunculus is a diminutive Gyrus plural gyri strip or band or hill of tissue in the cortex Sulcus plural sulci dip or valley between gyri In the drawing below you can identify the gyri and sulci and see the increased sulcal to gyral ration in the brain with Alzheimer s disease This drawing is from the Alzheimer s Association website and the brain tour is an excellent set of slides htt wwwalzor brain09as healthy Here ws anomer wew of how brain de shows a crosswwse shce through the rmdd e oflhe bram between the ears m the A Zhe mer brawn The cortex shrivels up damagmg areas mvo ved m mmkmg p anmngand ermg Sh nkage 5 e5pecay Severe m the hippocampus an area of the cortex that p ays a key ro e m formauon 0 new Ventricles mdr Hed spac swumn the bran grow arger MODULES 175 ARE ON THE MIDTERM


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