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Biology of the Brain

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 100
Professor
Ingrid Johnsrude
Semester
Fall

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Biology of the Brain Frontal Lobe – the front portion of the cerebral cortex, includes motor cortex and Broca’s speech area Parietal lobe- behind the frontal lobe, above temporal lobe, contains somatosensory cortex. Involved with spatial perception and memory Occipital lobe- back of the brain, primary visual cortex Temporal lobe- below frontal lobe, contains auditory cortex Cerebellum – receives sensory information, position of body parts knowing what parts of the body are doing. Monitors information regarding posture and balance. Thalamus – near the centre of the brain, all sensory information is sen
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