AP Psych - Parts of the Brain

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Brain Stem

Life giving functions

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Pons

Connects the Brain Stem to the Frontal Lobe. (Dreaming)

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Medulla

Heartbeat & Breathing

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Reticular Formation

Alertness & Arousal (Fight or Flight)

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Cerebellum

Balance & Voluntary movement

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Limbic System

Emotions & Drives

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Hypothalamus

Homeostasis (Hunger, Thirst, Temperature, Endocrine System)

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Amygdala

Fear & Aggression

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Hippocampus

Memory

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Thalamus (Midbrain)

The 5 Senses (Sends information to different locations in the brain)

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Right Hemisphere

Controls left side of body (CREATIVITY)

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Left Hemisphere

Controls right side of body (LANGUAGE)

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Corpus Callosum

Connects the Left & Right Hemispheres of the Brain

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Frontal Lobe

Thinking, planning, memory, & judgement

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Broca's Area (Frontal Lobe)

Speech Production

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Prefrontal Cortex (Frontal Lobe)

Decision Making

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Temporal Lobe/Auditory Cortex

Hearing

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Wernicke Area

Understanding speech (Located in left temple)

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Parietal Lobe

Touch

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Occipital Lobe

Visual Perception

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Cerebral Cortex

Higher order thinking (How we put together puzzles.)

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What are the 4 Brain Lobes?

Frontal, Parietal, Occipital, Temporal

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Cerebrum

Processes Actions & Voluntary Activity

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What are the 3 Major Parts of the Brain?

Limbic System, Brain Stem, Cerebrum

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What are the 4 Parts of the Brain Stem (Hindbrain)?

Pons, Medulla Reticular Formation, Cerebellum

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What are the 4 Parts of the Limbic System?

Hypothalamus, Amygdala, Hippocampus, Thalamus

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Motor Cortex (Frontal Lobe)

Regulates Movement

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