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Brain Function

Brain Structures and Functions Work Sheet
Christine Bedgood

PSY/340

6/3/2013

Jill Bean

1-Basal ganglia- The basal ganglia form a set of interconnected nuclei in the forebrain. The basal ganglia receive a large amount of input from cerebral cortex, and after processing, send it back to cerebral cortex via thalamus. Scientist believe this Basal ganglia is involved with the function of learning. (Pinel, 2009) 2. Corpus collosum- The corpus callosum is a thick band of nerve fibers that divides the cerebrum into left and right hemispheres. (Pinel, 2009)It connects the left and right sides of the brain allowing for communication between both hemispheres. The corpus callosum transfers motor, sensory, and cognitive information between the brain hemispheres. (Pinel, 2009) The corpus callosum is involved in several functions of the body including: Communication between Brain Hemispheres, Eye Movement, Maintaining the Balance of Arousal and Attention, Tactile Localization.

3. Temporal lobe - The temporal lobes are one of the four main lobes or regions of the cerebral cortex. Structures of the limbic system, including the olfactory cortex, amygdala, and the hippocampus are located within the temporal lobes. (Pinel, 2009) The temporal lobes play an important role in organizing sensory input, auditory perception, language and speech production, as well as memory association and formation. The temporal lobes are involved in several functions of the body including: Auditory Perception, memory, speech, emotional response, visual perception. (Pinel, 2009)

4. Occipital lobe- The occipital lobes are the center of our visual perception system. The Per striate region of the occipital lobe is involved in visuo spatial processing, discrimination of movement and color discrimination…...

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