Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Pinky and the BRAIN

FRONTAL LOBE "Emotional control centre & home to our personality"
  • Motor function/initiation
  • Problem solving/judgement/decision making/reasoning
  • Social and sexual behaviour/impulse control
  • Spontaneity
  • Memory
  • Language

PARIETAL LOBE "What we feel & how we perceive"

1st functional area: Sensation and Perception
  • Integrates sensory information to form a single perception
2nd functional area: Spatial coordinate system 
  • Represents world around us
3rd Somatosensory cortex:
  • Processing of nerve impulses related to: touch, pain, temp, taste, pressure etc (information from mechanoreceptors, chemoreceptors, nociceptors)
TEMPORAL LOBE 'Primary Organisation of Sensory Input'
  • Hearing, Memory, Meaning, Language
  • Interpreting and processing auditory stimuli
  • Play a role in emotion and learning
  • Recognition of words
  • Memory of verbal material
OCCIPITAL LOBE 'Eyes in the back of our head'
  • Brain's ability to recognise objects
  • Vision

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