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AP Psychology: Brain and its Parts

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Kenny Kim

on 14 October 2012

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Transcript of AP Psychology: Brain and its Parts

The Brain By Kenny Kim Thalamus sends information to and fro between brainstem and cerebral cortex. Thank you for watching! Hypothalamus controls emotion, thirst, hunger, and sense of time.
in charge of pituitary gland. (Pituitary gland is the master gland) Hippocampus converts short term memory into permanent one. Cerebellum associated with regulation and coordination of movement, posture, and balance Reticular formation without this part, you would not be able to stay awake and be conscious. Medulla maintains life-sustaining functions such as breathing and heart rate. Corpus callosum connects the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Cerebral cortex (cerebrum) controls complex processes such as thinking and action. Amygdala involved in memory, emotion, and fear. References: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/kinser/Structure1.html
http://www.csuchico.edu/~pmccaffrey/syllabi/CMSD%20320/362unit6.html Frontal lobe Temporal lobe Occipital lobe Parietal lobe Motor cortex Sensory cortex Broca's area Wernicke's area reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving identifying and receiving information from the ear.
helps long-term memory to form. This part of the brain analyzes what we saw.
For example, without occipital lobe, we would not be able to recognize movement or see colors. controls movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli other than ears and eyes. area of the brain that directly gives orders to other neurons in order to move the body consciously. area of the brain that directly gives orders to other neurons about sense of touch. involved in understanding of language, especially written ones. This part specializes analysis of visual information. Broca's area controls the message sent to motor cortex that is responsible for language. Thus, Broca's area indirectly controls movement of tongue, mouth, lungs, and neck.
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