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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100H1
Professor
Michael Inzlicht
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 4: - Phrenology: an early method of assessing personality traits and mental abilities by measuring bumps on the skull - Brocas area: the left frontal region of the brain that is crucial to the production of language. - Spinal Cord: part of the central nervous systems, a rope of neural tissue that runs inside the hollows of the vertebra from just above the pelvis and into the base of the skull - Grey Matter: a segment of the spinal cord that is dominated by the cell bodies of neurons. - White Matter: A segment of the spinal cord that consists mostly of axons and the fatty sheaths that surround them. - Brainstem: a section of the bottom of the brain that houses the most basic programs of survival, such as breathing, swallowing, vomiting, urination and orgasm. - Reticular Formation: a large network of neural tissue within the brainstem involved in behavioral arousal and sleep-wake cycles - Cerebellum: a large convoluted protuberance at the back of the brainstem that is essential for coordinated movement and balance - Hypothalamus: a small brain structure that is vital for temperature regulation, emotion, sexual behavior, and motivation - Thalamus: the gateway to the brain that receives almost all incoming
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