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Human Brain – Lecture 1.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB65H3
Professor
Ted Petit
Semester
Winter

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Human BrainLecture 1CNS and PNS CNS brain and spinal cord PNS all other nerves originate from brain and spinal cordbrain is very similar to the brain of other mammals in terms of its overall organizationslide 5 organization of the brainHindbrainbrain stemcerebellumsensory motor integration takes sensory inputmotor output o ex ability to stand erectmedullabasic life processes keeps us alive Midbrain reticular formationsleepwakefulness cyclesForebrain large relative to other parts of our brainthalamusmajor relay center relays almost all sensory info to neocortexhypothalamusfun stuffcontrols life functions ie thirst hunger territoriality sexual behaviour fightinglimbic system deals w emotions and emotionality includes amygoala hippocampus hypothalamus olfactory bulbcerebral cortex AKA neocortexdeals w higher intellectual function most anterior structure of the brain speech reasoning intelligence info processing How did we get to this pointthe ability of t
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