Chapter 3: A Bit About Brainy
Terms in this set (12)
-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
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