chapter 9 brain and behavior chapter 9

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gloria's

aphasia

inability to read

agraphia

inability to write

angular gyrus

connects the visual projection area with the auditory and visual association area in the temporal parietal lobes

dyslexia

impairment of reading

planum temporale

where Wernicke's area is located, larger in the left temporal lobe than the right, more equal or larger on the right in dyslexics

visual -perceptual

most familiar symptoms of dyslexia . the person reads words backwards.

frequency is to pitch as

intensity is to loudness

sequence of sound travel in the inner ear is

eardrum, ossicles, oval window, basilar membrane

adequate stimulus

energy form for which a receptor is specialized

pressure on the eye and light in the eye give us the same response because

they both activate visual receptors and the visual cortex

basilar membrane

in the cochlea, organ of Corti is located here

binaural

using both ears

place analysis depends on physical characteristics of the

basilar membrane

broca's aphasia

language impairment due to damage on broca's area

which theory would be damaged by saying that nuerons fire at different rates?

telephone

problem with place theory....

the basilar mebrane vibrates the same at low freq

cochlea

analyzes sound, it's like a snail

coincidence detectors

neurons fire most when both ears hear at the same time, helps with sound localization

place theory

identifying the frequency of the sound depends on the location of vibration on the basilar membrane, and which neurons are firing most

basilar membrane vibrates the same at....

low frequencies

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