PSYA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Frontal Lobe, Prefrontal Cortex, Reduced Affect Display

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: card sorting issues: loss of self-awareness and flat affect, especially empathy, deficiencies in foresight and planning, tendency to confabulate. Brain stem: controls behavior, heart rate, blood pressure and respiration(medulla), sleep(pons), fighting and sexual behavior(midbrain) Cerebellum: precision motor movements: posture, bodily movements in accordance with senses -coordinates with frontal lobe. Thalamus: reception of integration of perceptual info -the passing of this info to the relevant cortical regions. Hypothalamus: monitors a number of characteristics of the blood that flows through the brain -controls pituitary gland. Pituitary gland: endocrine gland attached to the base of the skull. Master endocrine gland, targets receptors on other glans : endocrine glands release hormones over long distances, stimulating receptor sites causing physiological reactions.

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