15 terms

Psych Quiz #2 Pt. 1

Frontal Lobe
problem solving, reasoning, decision making, ideation (makes humans human)
Limbic System
regulates drive, comprised of hypothalamus, amygdala, hippocampus, and septum
regulates motivation (eating, drinking, sexual drive, body temperature, and stress response)
evaluates/monitors information from environment, fear, anger relief
central roles in memory formation/retrieval
inhibits aggression and regulates/limits sex drive
Pituitary Gland
controls endocrine glands, growth, metabolism, and maturation
Temporal Lobe
center of hearing, production/comprehension of speech
band of nerves on central surface of brain that links medulla oblongata and cerebellum to upper brain, responsible for sleep cycles
Medulla Oblongata
continuation of spinal cord responsible for respiration, heart rate, blood pressure
Parietal Lobe
processes bodily sensations and perceives spatial relationships
Corpus Callosum
arch of nervous tissue that connects hemispheres and allows communication between them
Occipital Lobe
contains visual center
responsible for regulation/coordination of voluntary muscular movement, posture, and balance
Spinal Cord
central nervous system located in the spine, plays role in body reflexes, and communicates between brain and peripheral nervous system