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Lecture 9

PSYA01H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Visual Cortex, Cerebral Cortex, Temporal Lobe

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Steve Joordens

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Cortex VS Midbrain
The cerebral cortex is the place where high level perception of the world occurs
Also where controlled motor activities originate
It is the place where all our controlled interactions with the external world occur
Midbrain controls basic survival functions
Eg. Heartbeat, sleep patterns, respiration
More devoted to monitoring and controlling internal behaviours and automatic resp
Parietal, occipital, and temporal lobe are about perception
Audio and visual characteristics
Borders of the brain are not separate -> borders connect the parts of the brain
Localization of function: specific functions are related to specific parts of the brain
Primary VS Association Cortex
Primary -> direct sensory or motor connections
Lecture 9 (Brain Tour)
Friday, September 27, 2019
9:13 AM

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