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Lecture 11

CGSC170 Lecture 11: CGSC170 Brain Regions

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University of Delaware
Cognitive Science
Andreasen Robin

CGSC 170 Brain Regions Anterior motor outputs and higher cognitive functioning Posterior sensory inputs (visual cortex, auditory cortex, somatosensory cortex) Associative process binds information together from different senses this is essentially the parietal lobe (key part) For each lobe, you should know its location, functions and key subregions For each subregion, you should know the location and main functions Cortex folded= more surface area= more space for neurons Organization of the cortex: two hemispheres with hemispheric specialization and contralateral organization. The two halves are connected by the corpus callosum. Left hemisphere has been more studied Bilateral organization processes occurring in both hemispheres Hemispheric specialization does not mean that only one hemisphere is involved with a certain type of cognitive processing it means that the majority of a certain type of processing occurs in one hemisphere. Corpus Callosum Function: communication and integration of info from L and R hemispheres Temporal Lobe Major functions: On the R Hemisphere: fusiform face area= facial recognition (damage to this area= prosopagnosia) Subregions: Wernickes area, auditory cortex (both LH) Wernickes Area located near auditory cortex plays a role in the comp. of speechauditory info. Occipital Lobe Major functions: Subregions: primary visual cortex (V1) First stage of visual processing Object recognition Parietal Lobe Major functions: attention, spatial, and somatosensory processing Associative: binds all this info together Subregions: primary somatosensory cortex, inferior parietal lobeGeschwinds area Somatosensory region: maps body in space and allows one to image his or her body from a different perspective in space Inferior parietal lobe: located at junction of auditory, visual and somatosensory cortices. Made up of the angular gyrus and supermarginal gyrus
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