· The Brain and Behavior
3 Major regions: hindbrain, midbrain, and forebrain. Hindbrain develops first and both hindbrain and midbrain handle essential functions.
Thalamus is a relay station.
Hypothalamus regulates basic biological drives (hunger/sex).
Lymbic System is involved in emotion, motivation and memory.
Cortex is cerebrum's convoluted outer layer, which is subdivided into occipital, parietal, temporal, and frontal lobes.
· Right Brain/Left Brain: Cerebral Laterality
Cerebrum is divided into right and left hemispheres connected by the corpus callosum. Studies of split-brained patients and perceptual asymmetries have revealed that the right and left halves of the brain each have unique talents.
1. Do Now - Draw a quick lateral diagram of the brain. Label the parts of the brain.
2. Finish the video study of "Brain Rules." Discuss.
3. We will do drag and drop quizzing of these functions from the Weiten Book Companion Site:
QUIZ IS TOMORROW.
TEST IS ON TUESDAY.
BRAIN UNIT EXTRA CREDIT DUE NEXT FRIDAY.