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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

Specialty

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
Calculation
Ordering
Rhythm
Music (as a language)
Time Sense & Order of Events
Explanation/interpretation of the world

Contains:

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
Visualizations
Pattern Recognition
Face
Emotions
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..



 

 

 

 

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