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AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
18 terms
AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
controls life support functions like b…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels…
receives sensory info (except for smel…
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like b…
Medulla (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
Pons (Brain stem)
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AP psychology Brain functions
Lessions
EEG
CT
Pet scan
Destroy a specific area of the brain
Amplified tracing waves
X Ray photograph of the brain
Detects activity levels of the brain by showing each areas co…
Lessions
Destroy a specific area of the brain
EEG
Amplified tracing waves
18 terms
AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
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AP Psychology Brain Structures and Functions
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
Corpus Collosum
Cerebellum
Sits on top of the brainstem; Receives sensory input (except…
Regulates the body's internal environment... 4 f's: fighting, fe…
fibers that connect left and right hemispheres.
controls balance & coordinated movement... procedural memory (ri…
Thalamus
Sits on top of the brainstem; Receives sensory input (except…
Hypothalamus
Regulates the body's internal environment... 4 f's: fighting, fe…
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AP Psychology - Brain Functions
Frontal Lobe
Motor Cortex
Broca's Area (Frontal Lobe)
Parietal Lobe
Speaking, planning, organizing, problem solving.
Located in the rear of the Frontal Lobe.... Controls voluntary m…
Language processing, speech production.
This lobe deals with touch, pressure, pain, body position.
Frontal Lobe
Speaking, planning, organizing, problem solving.
Motor Cortex
Located in the rear of the Frontal Lobe.... Controls voluntary m…
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary
Medulla
Visual Cortex
Brocas Area
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Controls blood circulation.
Makes sense of stimuli received from the eye.
Enables speech.
Pituitary
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Medulla
Controls blood circulation.
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AP Psychology: Brain Functions
Amygdala
Brainstem
Cerebellum
Cerebral Cortex
Processes emotion like fear, rage and aggression
Connection between spinal cord and brain, automatic survival…
Coordinates voluntary movement and balance - supports procedu…
Wrinkled outer layer - control and processing center of brain…
Amygdala
Processes emotion like fear, rage and aggression
Brainstem
Connection between spinal cord and brain, automatic survival…
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Thalamus
Midbrain
Cerebellum
Corpus Callosum
Relays sensory and motor signals and regulates consciousness,…
Controls and individual's hearing, motor control, vision, aro…
Regulates motor movements and coordinates voluntary movements…
Helps the left and right hemispheres share information. But a…
Thalamus
Relays sensory and motor signals and regulates consciousness,…
Midbrain
Controls and individual's hearing, motor control, vision, aro…
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AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Neuron
Neurotransmitter
Pituitary Gland
Adrenal Gland
The building block, cells that receive, integrates, and trans…
The body's chemical messengers
Sometimes called the "master gland" of the endocrine system,…
Sits just above the kidneys, secretes epinephrine (adrenaline…
Neuron
The building block, cells that receive, integrates, and trans…
Neurotransmitter
The body's chemical messengers
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Thalamus
Hypothalamus
Cerebellum
Reticular Activating System
Located just above the brain stem. relays motor and sensory s…
Located below the thalamus, its apart of the limbic system. L…
Located below the temporal lobe. It's apart of the automatic…
Located by the brain stem. A set of connected nuclei in the b…
Thalamus
Located just above the brain stem. relays motor and sensory s…
Hypothalamus
Located below the thalamus, its apart of the limbic system. L…
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Brain Functions AP Psychology
Cerebellum
Medulla Oblongata
Reticular Activating System
Pineal Gland
Balance/Movement
Respiration/Heartbeat
Sleeping/Waking/Attention
Circadian Rhythm
Cerebellum
Balance/Movement
Medulla Oblongata
Respiration/Heartbeat
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AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary Gland
Forebrain
Hindbrain
Corpus Callosum
"Master" gland. Regulates other endocrine glands
Largest and most complex region of the brain
Cerebellum, Medulla, Pons
Bridge of fibers passing information between the 2 cerebral h…
Pituitary Gland
"Master" gland. Regulates other endocrine glands
Forebrain
Largest and most complex region of the brain
18 terms
AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat
coordinates movement
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement
18 terms
AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Medulla (Brain stem)
Pons (Brain stem)
Reticular formation (Brain stem)
Thalamus (sensory switchboard/hub)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
filters incoming stimuli as it travels to the thalamus and re…
receives sensory info (except for smell) and sends it to high…
Medulla (Brain stem)
controls life support functions like breathing and heartbeat…
Pons (Brain stem)
coordinates movement (# 9 in photo)
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Brainstem
Medulla
Reticular Formation
Thalamus
Central core, connected to the spinal cord. Survival instincts
Base of brainstem. Controls heartbeat & breathing
Nerve network, controls arousal
Directs messages to sensory receiving areas
Brainstem
Central core, connected to the spinal cord. Survival instincts
Medulla
Base of brainstem. Controls heartbeat & breathing
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary
Medulla
Visual Cortex
Brocas Area
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Controls blood circulation.
Makes sense of stimuli received from the eye.
Enables speech.
Pituitary
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Medulla
Controls blood circulation.
10 terms
AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary
Medulla
Visual Cortex
Brocas Area
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Controls blood circulation.
Makes sense of stimuli received from the eye.
Enables speech.
Pituitary
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Medulla
Controls blood circulation.
10 terms
AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary
Medulla
Visual Cortex
Brocas Area
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Controls blood circulation.
Makes sense of stimuli received from the eye.
Enables speech.
Pituitary
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Medulla
Controls blood circulation.
10 terms
AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary
Medulla
Visual Cortex
Brocas Area
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Controls blood circulation.
Makes sense of stimuli received from the eye.
Enables speech.
Pituitary
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Medulla
Controls blood circulation.
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Neuron
Dendrite
Action Potential
Synaptic Transmission
Transmit info to other cells
Receives messages/information
Has an impact on electrical signal that goes down axon
Neurotransmitters are released by a neuron
Neuron
Transmit info to other cells
Dendrite
Receives messages/information
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
amygdala
hypothalamus
cerebellum
limbic system
fear and aggression
eating, drinking, body temperature; helps govern the endocrin…
processes sensory input, coordinates movement output and bala…
hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus; associated with emot…
amygdala
fear and aggression
hypothalamus
eating, drinking, body temperature; helps govern the endocrin…
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Ap psychology Brain functions
Frontal lobes
Parietal lobes:
Occipital lobes:
Temporal lobes :
You use your frontal lobe nearly everyday. You use it to make…
The parietal lobe carries out some very specific functions. A…
The occipital lobe is important to being able to correctly un…
The Temporal Lobe mainly revolves around hearing and selectiv…
Frontal lobes
You use your frontal lobe nearly everyday. You use it to make…
Parietal lobes:
The parietal lobe carries out some very specific functions. A…
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AP Psychology Brain Functions
Pituitary
Medulla
Visual Cortex
Brocas Area
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Controls blood circulation.
Makes sense of stimuli received from the eye.
Enables speech.
Pituitary
Sends adrenaline into the blood stream to handle an emergency…
Medulla
Controls blood circulation.
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AP Psychology- Brain Functions
Hindbrain
Medulla
Reticular Formation
Pons
unconscious action
Vital functions, body/brain communication
Communication between areas of brain
Communication between cerebrum & cerebellum, respiration, dre…
Hindbrain
unconscious action
Medulla
Vital functions, body/brain communication
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AP Psychology BRAIN FUNCTIONS
Agonists
Antagonists
Central Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
excites the synapse and stimulates it, very close to an actua…
Inhibit neurotransmitters
Brain + Spinal cord
links the central nervous system to the body's sense receptor…
Agonists
excites the synapse and stimulates it, very close to an actua…
Antagonists
Inhibit neurotransmitters
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AP Psychology Brain Structure and Function
cerebral cortex
cerebral cortex
thalamus
thalamus
controls thinking and thought processes
relay system for incoming/outgoing messages
cerebral cortex
controls thinking and thought processes
cerebral cortex
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AP Psychology: Functions of the Brain
Ventricular system
Corpus Callosum
Cerebral Cortex (Cerebrum)
Cerebellum
Where the cerebrospinal fluid is created
A band of nerve fiber connected the brain. If there is damage…
Thin layer of neurons covering the brain's hemispheres.... Take…
Responsible for balance and coordination of muscles and the b…
Ventricular system
Where the cerebrospinal fluid is created
Corpus Callosum
A band of nerve fiber connected the brain. If there is damage…
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AP Psychology Brain Structures and Functions
Cerebrum
Hypothalamus
Pituitary Gland
Pons
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
growth hormone production, storage of hormones produced by hy…
arousal, controls autonomic functions, relaying information b…
Cerebrum
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
Hypothalamus
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
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AP Psychology Brain Structure and Function
cerebral cortex
cerebral cortex
thalamus
thalamus
controls thinking and thought processes
relay system for incoming/outgoing messages
cerebral cortex
controls thinking and thought processes
cerebral cortex
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AP Psychology brain part functions
Medulla oblongata
Reticular formation
Cerebellum
Pons
Breathing
Arousal
Voluntary muscle movement
Posture
Medulla oblongata
Breathing
Reticular formation
Arousal
AP Psychology Brain Structures and Functions
Cerebrum
Hypothalamus
Pituitary Gland
Pons
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
growth hormone production, storage of hormones produced by hy…
arousal, controls autonomic functions, relaying information b…
Cerebrum
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
Hypothalamus
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
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AP Psychology Brain Structures&Functions
nervous system
central nervous system
peripheral nervous system
brain
communication
command center
nerves not in the CNS
information processor
nervous system
communication
central nervous system
command center
21 terms
AP Psychology Brain Structures and Functions
Cerebrum
Hypothalamus
Pituitary Gland
Pons
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
growth hormone production, storage of hormones produced by hy…
arousal, controls autonomic functions, relaying information b…
Cerebrum
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
Hypothalamus
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
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AP Psychology - Brain Parts and Functions
Neuron
Dendrites
Cell Body/Soma
Nucleus
Basic building block of the nervous system; a nerve cell
Receive messages from other cells
Protects the nucleus; the cell's life support center
Translates the message
Neuron
Basic building block of the nervous system; a nerve cell
Dendrites
Receive messages from other cells
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AP Psychology Brain Functions & Damage
MEDULLA
MEDULLA
RETICULAR FORMATION
RETICULAR FORMATION
An area that controls blood pressure, heart rate, breathing,…
Damage - ... Fainting
Arousal and attention; Collection of cells connecting between…
Damage - ... A person would be in a permanent coma
MEDULLA
An area that controls blood pressure, heart rate, breathing,…
MEDULLA
Damage - ... Fainting
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AP Psychology: Brain and nerve functions
Medulla Oblongata (base of head)
PONS
Hypothalamus
Thalamus
Controls heart rate, blood pressure, depths of breathing, and…
connecting point between the spine/medulla and upper brain
Heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, water and elect…
Central relay station for all sensory input to cerebral corte…
Medulla Oblongata (base of head)
Controls heart rate, blood pressure, depths of breathing, and…
PONS
connecting point between the spine/medulla and upper brain
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Brain parts and functions AP psychology
Brainstem
Medulla
Pons
Reticular formation
Contains: pond and medulla. Extends from the spinal cord resp…
Base of the brainstem responsible for heartbeat and breathing
Above medulla part of brainstem, responsible for Sleep cycle
A nerve network that plays an important role in controlling a…
Brainstem
Contains: pond and medulla. Extends from the spinal cord resp…
Medulla
Base of the brainstem responsible for heartbeat and breathing
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AP Psychology (Brain Diagram / Functions)
Amygdala
Cerebrum
Corpus Callosum
Thalamus
Part of the limbic system involved in emotion and aggression.
Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, conscio…
Bridge of fibers passing information between the two cerebral…
Relay center for cortex; handles incoming and outgoing signals.
Amygdala
Part of the limbic system involved in emotion and aggression.
Cerebrum
Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, conscio…
32 terms
AP Psychology brain structures and functions
Amygdala
Angular gyrus
Association Areas
Brain stem
center of emotions (fear/aggression), behavior, and motivatio…
language, spatial cognition, memory, and attention (the compr…
Anything that doesn't deal with muscle movement.
Controls the flow of messages in neurotransmitters.
Amygdala
center of emotions (fear/aggression), behavior, and motivatio…
Angular gyrus
language, spatial cognition, memory, and attention (the compr…
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Chapter 3 AP Psychology Brain Structures and Functions
Describe the structure of a neuron and…
Explain how nerve cells communicate (i…
Explain how neural impulses are genera…
Identify and discuss the functions of…
There is the soma, which is the main cell body. Branching off…
When an electric impulse reaches the terminal buttons, it bur…
An impulse is started when a nerve gets stimulated by somethi…
The body's "command center," made of the brain and spine. The…
Describe the structure of a neuron and…
There is the soma, which is the main cell body. Branching off…
Explain how nerve cells communicate (i…
When an electric impulse reaches the terminal buttons, it bur…
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AP Psychology-brain parts and functions
Brainstem
Medulla
Reticular formation
Thalamus
Autonomic survival functions (breathing, sleeping, eating)
Controls blood pressure, heartrate, breathing
Controls alertness, arousal, sleep
Brains sensory switchboard, receives info from every sense ex…
Brainstem
Autonomic survival functions (breathing, sleeping, eating)
Medulla
Controls blood pressure, heartrate, breathing
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AP Psychology Brain Structures/Functions
Forebrain
Midbrain
Hindbrain
Right Hemisphere
Consists of the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus (part of…
The uppermost part of the brainstem, which controls some refl…
Includes the upper part of the spinal cord, the brain stem, a…
Dominant for spatial abilities, face recognition, visual imag…
Forebrain
Consists of the cerebrum, thalamus, and hypothalamus (part of…
Midbrain
The uppermost part of the brainstem, which controls some refl…
AP Psychology 3B Brain Functions
Brain Stem=BS
Medulla Oblongata(BS)
Association Areas
Frontal Lobe=FL
connect brain/spinal cord; automatic survival functions
respiration, heartbeat, and blood pressure
Areas of cerebral cortex, not involved in primary motor/senso…
planning, judgement, speaking/muscle movements;Behind forehead;
Brain Stem=BS
connect brain/spinal cord; automatic survival functions
Medulla Oblongata(BS)
respiration, heartbeat, and blood pressure
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AP Psychology: The Brain's Functions
Left Hemisphere
Right Hemisphere
Brainstem
Reticular Functions
-Makes quick, literal interpretations of language... -controls t…
-Makes inferences ... -modulates speech to make meaning clear... -h…
-central core of the brain... -oldest part of the brain... -a cross…
-lies between your ears... -enables arousal... -filters incoming st…
Left Hemisphere
-Makes quick, literal interpretations of language... -controls t…
Right Hemisphere
-Makes inferences ... -modulates speech to make meaning clear... -h…
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AP Psychology (Part of brain) Functions
hippocampus (Limbic System)
Amygdala (Limbic System)
Olfactory Bulb (Limbic System)
Broca Area (language centers)
long term memory storage
deals with emotions , aggression ,fear
neural input about odors ,detected by cells in nasal cavity
Producing speech and writing
hippocampus (Limbic System)
long term memory storage
Amygdala (Limbic System)
deals with emotions , aggression ,fear
22 terms
AP Psychology Brain Structures and Functions
Cerebrum
Hypothalamus
Pituitary Gland
Pons
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
growth hormone production, storage of hormones produced by hy…
arousal, controls autonomic functions, relaying information b…
Cerebrum
consists of lobes. Thought and action/higher brain function.
Hypothalamus
thirst, hunger, and sex drive.
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AP psychology major functions of the brain
Brainstem
Cerebellum
Cerebral cortex
Frontal lobe
Relays messages between spinal cord and brain, from brainstem…
Process center involved with coordination of muscular movemen…
Involved with most conscious activities for living.
Involved with motor control of voluntary movements, control o…
Brainstem
Relays messages between spinal cord and brain, from brainstem…
Cerebellum
Process center involved with coordination of muscular movemen…
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