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Superheroes, Villains, Sidekicks, and the Brain

Malek Mitchell & Anika Mattson AP PSYCHOLOGY

Anika Mattson

on 4 November 2015

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Transcript of Superheroes, Villains, Sidekicks, and the Brain

Superheroes, Villains, Sidekicks, and the Brain
Precious Pons
The Endo"Dolphin"
The Magnificent Medulla
The "Dope" Man
Nora P
The Reticular Forman
The Tremendous Thalamus
The Meticulous Medulla man was born in December. When he was a young boy his grandma during winter began to have a heart attack. Medulla calmly comforted her and told her everything would be okay. As he touched her in an instant her heart which had once stopped began to pound again. She could breathe properly. One deep inhale after another. His grandma looked at him and told him “there’s something special about you boy”. It was discovered that he has the power to control heartbeat and breathing, he saved many lives. But he lacked the ability to take little time to do this. But he is most definitely a hero.
The Reticular Forman, was discovered in the summer of 1991. During a riot a group of people stood together proudly the reticulosis for man was discovered in the summer of 1991 and it was a group of people who always snitched and told the higher being this what was going on in the world they did not they did this so much that it became known as their superpower they always knew what was going on and alerted in the higher beings of the city this outraged the people. They can cause flaws in the system if they misunderstand the words of others. They are villains since many people do not favor them.
Long ago when the world was filled with chaos a rose here named Precious Pon he was the man sent from the gods and decided that the world was filled with chaos and needed rest therefore precious pawn place to spell upon people to enter a stage in their life where they would require sleep to properly function precious pawn also required the ability to arouse people and different stages of life. If something goes wrong contralateral weakness can occur. Precious is a super hero.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction thousands of thousands of years ago the gods set of women name Cerebella to control the world's people and their choices. She was supposed to provide balance in the world . Like gravity she allowed the people to move. She controlled the ability for people to see, hear, and taste. Although she cannot give people the ability to smell she still is very helpful. She is a superhero.
The Tremendous Thalamus is the third musketeer to the meticulous mean Medulla man and Cerebella. Anytime the tremendous thalamus receives a message from the people he tells MM and Cerebella as soon as possible. He is there blind eye in other words. Without the Tremendous Thalamus all other heroes would not exist he is their a leader. Weaknesses is that Thalamus can cause vascular syndromes. He is a superhero.

The helpful Hormone woman Hypothalamecia, originally named Eve was sent from the gods to influence sexual arousal towards others. She brought love to the earth, and allowed other humans to do so. Along with her existence she brought hunger and thirst. She helps control the pituitary gland. Her weaknesses are She can cause Anorexia, bleeding, Bulimia, Genetic disorders, Growths (tumors), Head trauma
Infections and swelling (inflammation), and Malnutrition. She is a superhero.
The Angry Amygdala hasn’t always been such a grouch. When he was growing up he was a joyful child, but that suddenly changed when he hit puberty. His emotions went off the wall and he began to change his ways. He suddenly became a very disgruntled adolescent and realized that he could change the way people felt and he began to mess with their emotions for fun. To this day he still does this just to keep himself entertained.
The Visionary controls people’s vision. He’s runs around throughout the day controlling and changing their perception of things to make it more clear. But he cannot show them how to smell or hear. The visionary received his powers when he was just a child. He was once blind, and god had never seen such a thing. He felt frightend over his creation, and decided to help the Visionary. He granted him the power to see, and his touch does so for others.
Occipital Lobe/ Visionary
Auditory Man
Parietal Lobe; The Phenomenal Parietal Lobe discovered about 7 years ago that he could do things no one else around him were capable of. He could control people’s body position. He never knew what to make of this ability, but knew he wanted to make good use of it. 3 years ago it finally came to him. He now uses this gift to help the disabled. With just a touch, he gives them the ability to do all the things they were no longer able to. Ex.) Paralyzed could walk again.
The Phenomenal Parietal Lobe
Frontal Lobe; Fantastic Frontal knows he can control people’s voluntary movement, and he uses it to his advantage. When he commits a crime he’ll use their body to do it so there’s no evidence he did it. The Frontal lobe originally named Freddie, was always into trouble. One day he sneaked into a no trespassing zone. He fell into a sewer. When he got back out of the sewer eventually leading to the city, he had the power to control other peoples movement. He lacked the ability to control the way they think .

Fantastic Frontal
This section of the brain helps transfer messages to the spinal cord and the thalamus in the brain from the body and controls breathing, heart function, blood vessel function, digestion, sneezing, and swallowing. Sensory and motor neurons from the forebrain and midbrain travel through the medulla.
one means by which pain signals from the lower body reach the cerebral cortex. It is also the origin of the descending analgesic pathways. The nerve fibers in these pathways act in the spinal cord to block the transmission of some pain signals to the brain.
contains nuclei that relay signals from the forebrain to the cerebellum, along with nuclei that deal primarily with sleep, respiration, swallowing, bladder control, hearing, equilibrium, taste, eye movement, facial expressions, facial sensation, and posture.
does not initiate movement, but it contributes to coordination, precision, and accurate timing. It receives input from sensory systems of the spinal cord and from other parts of the brain, and integrates these inputs to fine tune motor activity.

is involved in sensory and motor signal relay and the regulation of consciousness and sleep.
responsible for hormone production. The hormones produced by this area of the brain govern body temperature, thirst, hunger, sleep, circadian rhythm, moods, sex drive, and the release of other hormones in the body
Memory Man has always known he was a little different than everyone else. With memory so strong he even had others memories stored, he figured why not put it to work. For the past 10 years he’s been using this abnormality to trace villains and watch their memories to prove if they’re guilty or not.
The memory man received his powers long ago when Earth was created, in order to ensure that evil would be avenged.
small organ located within the brain's medial temporal lobe and forms an important part of the limbic system, the region that regulates emotions. The hippocampus is associated mainly with memory, in particular long-term memory. The organ also plays an important role in spatial navigation.
structure in the limbic system that is linked to emotions and aggression. The amygdala functions to control fear responses, the secretion of hormones, arousal and the formation of emotional memories.
one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. The occipital lobe is the visual processing center of the mammalian brain containing most of the anatomical region of the visual cortex.
Temporal Lobe; Auditory Man grew up with impeccable hearing. He now uses this gift for good. He searches the city looking for people who can’t hear and gives them the ability to do so. When Auditory was little he had an ear infection and was given nuclear ear drops. The ear drops did more than just cure his infection, it gave him super hearing that would never go away. So for the rest of his life he was endowed with powers that he uses for good throughout the city and the world. (: He is a super hero.
mainly revolves around hearing and selective listening. It receives sensory information such as sounds and speech from the ears
can be divided into two functional regions. One involves sensation and perception and the other is concerned with integrating sensory input, primarily with the visual system. The first function integrates sensory information to form a single perception (cognition). The second function constructs a spatial coordinate system to represent the world around us. Individuals with damage to the parietal lobes often show striking deficits, such as abnormalities in body image and spatial relations
The frontal lobe contains most of the dopamine-sensitive neurons in the cerebral cortex. The dopamine system is associated with reward, attention, short-term memory tasks, planning, and motivation. Dopamine tends to limit and select sensory information arriving from the thalamus to the forebrain.
Serotonin is a chemical in the human body that works as a neurotransmitter, it contributes to the feelings of well-being and happiness.
As a young child, he was born with a substancial amount of serotonin. It surpassed way more than a normal human being should be born with or have in their whole entire life time. He has the power to zap anyone with happiness and immediately change their mood. Sometimes his power is so strong that just being in his presence the serotonin power will rub off on you and cause your mood to spiral into happiness.
Dopamine is a chemical that works as a neurotransmitter in the blood stream, it plays a major role in reward motivated behavior and also aids in controlling pleasure.
When he was just a little baby, evil scientist stole him from his parents and began doing many evil and illegal experiments on him. They were studying chemicals and the body and wanted to see what the effects off excess chemicals had on people. They injected him with an vile of dopamine that was radioactively charged. This mutated him into a mutant with powers. He has the power to cause devious deeds that involve people wanting pleasure.This villain is very dangerous and can get you into trouble.
Endorphins are chemicals produced by the central nervous system and the pituitary gland that help the brain reduce our perception of pain.
One day some mischievous city dwellers came out to the open sea and dumped toxic waste. Little did they know a little exploring dolphin was swimming in that part of the ocean. Very unexpectedly the toxic waste landed in the same exact area as the dolphin was swimming. The toxic waste was absorbed through the pores of the dolphin and got into its nervous system and caused an excessive amount of endorphins to be created. Now he has to power to cure any type of pain any sea creature, human, etc that touches it to vanish.
Acetylcholine is a chemical and neurotransmitter that is secreted by the nervous system that can lower heart rate but also can cause muscles to contract and constrict.

Acety"Ashlyn" was constructed in a lab, she was made with sugar, spice, and everything nice. But something went wrong somewhere, something went wrong. There was was a vile of Acetylcholine
laying around in the lab and got mixed into the creation of her. She magically appeared out of nowhere. She is a very strong and powerful superhero. She has the power to contract and constrict and release her muscles to lift things. She beats up all the bad guys. her special power is hugging people and constricting them.

GABA otherwise known as gamma aminobutyric acid is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is very widely distributed in the neurons of the cortex. GABA contributes to motor control, vision, and many other cortical functions.
Gaba man is an alien that appeared from outer space. He is purely constructed of gamma aminobutyric acid. He has the power to take control of peoples' bodies. He can make them do anything, he can control all of their motor skills. He can control multiple people at one time. He is a very powerful villain.
Norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter that is important for attentiveness, emotions, sleeping, dreaming, and learning. Norepinephrine is also released as a hormone into the blood, where it causes blood vessels to contract and heart rate to increase.
Nora P is a mutant, she was mutated by nuclear radiation where she lived at near a power plant. The nuclear radiation caused her to have an increased amount of Norepinephrine, this caused here equilibrium to spiral out of control and giving her crazy powers. She can cause people to have heart attacks by controlling their circulatory system.
Primary Motor Cortex

(PM Cory)
PM Cory was discovered long ago along with Fantastic frontal. He received his powers when he met Fantastic Frontal. When they first touched as little kids a surge of electricity went through their bodies, and Fantastic Frontal gave PM Cory some of his powers. PM Cory has the power to control motor skills. He is bestfriend with Betz Cells. His weakness is he can only control the opposite side of the body.
The primary motor cortex (Brodmann area 4) is a brain region that in humans is located in the posterior portion of the frontal lobe. It works in association with other motor areas including premotor cortex, the supplementary motor area, posterior parietal cortex, and several subcortical brain regions, to plan and execute movements.
Primary Somatosensory Cortex
The Somatosensory Cortex is an area of the brain, located in the parietal lobe, that processes sensory input from the skin, muscles, and joints

Soma is an amazing dancer. She received her give from the God long ago. She is able to move her muscles and joints like no other. Her sense of skin is unimaginable.
Left Hempisphere
Lilly Harper
Lilly Harper does everything possible with her left hand. The right hardly exists. One day she falls down and breaks her left hand. Now she is forced to do things with her right. She now must learn how to control things using the right side of her body. She becomes so familiar with her right side that she has the power to control things with the right side of her body. He weakness is she can't do anything with her left.
Villain; not capable of helping the left
Right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) is damage to the right side of the brain. The brain is made up of two sides or hemispheres. Each hemisphere is responsible for different body functions and skills. In most people, the left side of the brain contains the person's language functions.
RHemispheric Man
His power is that he controls the left side of the body (muscle wise). Long ago when he was little he only used his right side. He broke his left arm and was forced to use his right arm. His left arm never healed, thus he specialized in the use of the right side of the body. He never was able to control the left side.
Bronca's Area
Wernicke's Area
a region in the frontal lobe of one hemisphere (usually the left) of the hominid[1] brain with functions linked to speech production.
She has the power to control speech. When Brionca was little she was unable to speak. She had a severe condition that prevented her from being able to talk. The gods felt horrible about this. So they gave her the power to speak, one morning she woke up. Her power was passed by touch. Suffering no longer existed.
is one of the two parts of the cerebral cortex linked, since the late nineteenth century, to speech (the other is Broca's area).

Just as Brionca, Wernickus was unable to talk when he was little. He wasn't able to speak when he was little. The gods took pitty amongst him, and granted him the power to speak and give others the ability to speak. He works along the side of Brionca. His weakness is that he has recently become unable to work along side of Brionca, because their work isn't alike.
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