UNC-Chapel Hill PSYC 101 - Temporal Lobe (3 pages)

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Psyc 101 - General Psychology

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Psych 10 1nd Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture Central Nervous System I Peripheral Nervous System II The Nerve Cell III Parts of the Neuron IV Transmission of neural information V Parts of the Neuron VI The Nerve Cell Outline of Current Lecture II Temporal Lobe II Fusiform Gyrus III Prosopagnosia IV Aphasia V Broca s VI Wernicke s VII Corpus Collusom VIII Sensation IX Vision X Parts of the eye Current Lecture Temporal Lobe auditory processing Fusiform Gyrus brain used in identifying faces I Some degree of specialization in processing information Prosopagnosia inability to recognize faces Damaged Fusiform Gyrus Language and the brain Aphasia Difficulty in producing or expressing speech Broca s area involved in expressive aphsia Articulate talk properly Poor grammar Organizing speech Wernicke s area involved in receptive aphasia Understanding verbal speech Hemisphere Specialization Corpus Collusom connection between the two hemispheres Ex Bridge The concept of Contralaterality Functions on one side of the body is affected by the opposite hemisphere The left hemisphere manages the motor control on the right side of the body Left Hemisphere Language and verbal abilities Right Hemisphere Spatial and contextual skills Split Brain Patients Flash object to left sees from right eye right sees from left eye Studying the Brain Analyzing the brains of the deceased Lesion or stimulate parts of the brain Looking at the behavior of individuals with damage to part of the brain CAT fMRI function looks at what parts of the brain is using more oxygen Sensation Definition The ability to detect and encode information from the environment The eye or ear Perception The ability to organize and interpret information from the environment Ex Seeing a fire and running from it Making sense of your sensory information Transduction The process of converting a physical or chemical process in a nerve impulse Environment language into neural impulse Sensation Bottom up body sensory

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