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Zachariah Campbell

PSYB65 Human Brain and Behaviour -prof is a neuropsychologist -2 exams, 50% each, MC -if it’s in the book, you need to know it except dates and names (except huge names like Broca) -nothing just in a figure, image -if it’s in the TEXT (not photos) know it -questions taken right from text, ver batum, takes 5 sentences, changes 1 of them [email protected] for TA’s [email protected] -ONLINE!!! -office hrs: mon 1-3, other times by appointment Lecture 1: General Overview -nervous system divided into central (CNS): brain and spinal chord and peripheral (PNS): send/receive sensory information (?) -most of the time dealing w/ CNS, mostly brain how is it organized (penis-like diagram) :simplistic diagram -forebrain, midbrain, hindbrain -anterior: front -posterior: back, closest to spinal chord hindbrain: medulla, cerebellum = green in diagram tip: Cerebellum Cauliflower -cerebellum very back of brain -medulla: basic life processes ex: heart beat, respiration -cerebellum: sensory-motor integration motor: control of muscles -takes information from senses and causes muscles to react ex: standing up reticular formation- one of primary structures function: sleep/wakefulness cycles problem with reticular formation: coma, alive but don’t wake up midbrain: blue in simple diagram side note: brain cells themselves do not recover, we are constantly producing a small amount of neurons, unlike other cells in liver, skin, etc -whether a person recovers from a coma, depends on what exactly is damaged and to what degree -there are a number of animals who can recover from brain damage -seems as though humans gave up ability to repair our brains to have a large memory -this is why infants have a bad memory, b/c their brains are constantly rewiring themselves forebrain thalamus- pink, patchy on simple diag. hypothalamus- below thalamus- primary relay centre, almost all sensory info coming into brain stops in thalamus then relayed to appropriate place in cerebral cortex hypothalamus, below thalamus, many connections to bodily fluids, controls basic body functions higher up: thirst, hunger, territoriality, sexual behaviour, fighting “4 “F”s”- feeding, f
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