-The brain has two halves. -Each hemisphere has four exterior lobes
lobes at the front of the brain
key to reasoning, problem solving, making decisions, and coordinating speech
Prefrontal Cortex Injuries
causes impulsive behavior
-process what you hear -involved in forming long term memories
-top of your exterior brain -involved in spatial orientation and sensory integration -senses the distance and navigates the movements of your limbs.
-back of the head -involved with vision
-monitors internal systems like body temperature, hunger and fatigue -may distract you from learning until you take care of your body
-responsible processing most of what you learn and converting sensory data (what you see, hear and feel) to memory -It can take several exposures to information before a memory is formed well-enough to be recalled.
responsible for emotions like fear, happiness and sadness
nerve cells that move information from the outside world into the limbic system structures
-stored pattern of synaptic connections -With more and more study and review, the synaptic patterns and connections strengthen, making recall easier.