PSY270H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Basal Ganglia, Cerebral Cortex, Limbic System

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4 Nov 2016
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Cognitive neuroscience studies how the brain and other aspects of the nervous system are linked to cognitive processing and, ultimately, to behavior. Brain organ in our bodies that most directly controls our thoughts, emotions, and motivations. Localization of function refers to the specific areas of the brain that control specific skills or behaviors. Cognition in the brain: the anatomy and mechanisms of the brain. Nervous system is the basis for our ability to perceive, adapt to, and interact with the world around us. The brain is the supreme organ of the nervous system. The part of the brain that controls many of our thought processes is the cerebral cortex. Three main parts of the brain: forebrain, midbrain, hindbrain. The region of the brain located toward the top and front of the brain. Includes the cerebral cortex, the basal ganglia, the limbic system, the thalamus, and the hypothalamus. Cerebral cortex plays a vital role in our thinking and other mental processes.

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