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Updated: Monday, April 12, 1999 10:50:02 AM

Intro to Psych Perspectives History & People
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Experimental Termonology Neurotransmitters Neurotransmission
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Neural Plasticity Auditory System Visual System

Section 1: Anatomy of the Brain

Important Parts of Brain
Thalamus (sensory hub)– message is sent from retina to optic nerve to thalamus – to the occipital lobe of the brain.
Hypothalamus – is our motivation center (hunger, thirst and sexual motivations)
Hippocampus - Memory
- related to emotion (fear and agression)
Cerebellum - motor movements
Medulla - Heart beat and breathing
Reticular Formation - Arousal

Alpha Brain waves:
More Apha = resting
Less alpha = more thinking/processing information

Homunculus –   imaginary little man that maps out locations of the origin of sensations and motor movements in the cerebral cortex.  His feet are in the middle (the fissure) of the brain and his arms and head extended to the outer edge of the brain (laterally)





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