logo.gif (7779 bytes)

University of Washington

Web design by:   Dave Mathiesen   E-Mail   Home Page

Main Page

  Lecture Notes

    Section 1 (Brain)

    Section 2 (Mind)

    Section 3 (Development)

    Section 4 (Mental Illness)

  Study Guides
    Section 1

    Section 2

    Section 3
    Section 4
    Sample Exam
  Online Resources
    Textbook Homepage 
    Measure Your Prejudice
  About the Class
    Office hours
    Study Habits
    Extra Credit
  PowerPoint Slides
    Brain Imaging
    Operant Conditioning
    Eye Witnesses
    Stanford Prison Study
    Attribution Theory
    Moral Reasoning & Parenting
    Bipolar Disorder Genetics
    Dissociative Disorders
1pixffcc33.gif (43 bytes)

Updated: Monday, April 12, 1999 10:53:31 AM

Intro to Psych Perspectives History & People
 Epistemology Bettelheim's Autism Scientific Method & Experiments
Experimental Termonology Neurotransmitters Neurotransmission
Anatomy of the Brain Split Brain Brain Imaging
Neural Plasticity Auditory System Visual System

Section 1: Split Brain

Side of Brain


Left Side of the Brain - Sends/Receives signals from the Right Side of the body
Specailzes in:

Sequential, Temporal and lingual processing:
Language, Speech, writing
Music (as a language)
Time Sense & Order of Events
Explanation/interpretation of the world


Broka’s Area – In front of Motor Strip – understands minor language
Broka’s Area is specifically used for processing the motor part of Spoken language – right next to the motor strip – if damaged – then they speak garbled
Wernicks’s Area – behind the sensory strip – used for perceiving language. – if damaged, then they hear garbled audio

Right Side of the Brain - Sends/Receives signals from the Left Side of the body
Specializes in: Non verbal processing

Reading Emotions
Other non verbal processing
Pattern Recognition
Music (as a talent and appreciation)
Spatial Skills
Simple Language

Epilepsy: seizure activity can spread from across the corpus callosum.
To limit/reduce/stop seizures they can remove the corpus callosum
     Overly active neurons can kill nerve cells during a seizure.

Click here for a Graphical intrepretation of how the eyes translate information to the appropriate side of the brain.

Locating Brain Damage

MAIN NOTES: The humunculs is used to locate brain damage, first note that the left controls the right and the right controls the left.  Secondly infront of the fissure is motor and behind the fissure is sensory..





Copyright Notification - 1999 Davem.Com - Important
All information in these pages is copyrighted, and soul intention is that of a study guide and general reference for the University of Washington Winter Quarter Psychology 209 Class instructed by Dr. Leonesio.  Any information here-in used in any second or third party documentation with out consent of David Mathiesen is strictly prohibited.  Violation this notice is in turn a direct violation of federal law, and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  If you wish to use any information please contact David Mathiesen with a detailed description as to how the information is to be used.