psych exam 1

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  1. midbrain
    1. function
    2. includes
    • 1. orientation and movement
    • 2. tectum and tegmentum
  2. hindbrain
    1. function
    2. includes...
    • 1.medulla, reticular formation, cerebellum, pons
    • 2. switchboard for spinal cord and brain
  3. forebrain or cerebral cortex
    1. function
    2. includeis
    • 1. subcortical structure with 2 communicative hemispheres
    • 2. occipital parietal temporal and frontal lobes
  4. medulla
    heart rate respatory functions and circulation
  5. reticuallar formation
    sleep and arousal levels
  6. pons and cerebellum
    pons relays messages to the cerebellum in which conrol motor skills especially balance
  7. tectnum
    enviromental noise such as seeing and hearing
  8. tegmentum
    unconscious reflexes
  9. occipital
    • seeing
    • hearing
    • motor cortex and voluntary movements
    • touch and other body functions
  10. thalamus
    transfer board for senses into reality
  11. hypothalmus
    tempurature hunger thirst and sex drive
  12. pituitary gland
    master gland and reliese of harmones
  13. amygdala
    memories and emotions
  14. hippocampus
    storing memories
  15. left hemisphere
    right hemisphere
    corpus callosum
    • language
    • visual, spatial, processing
    • relays messages
  16. brocas area
    wernickes area
    • language
    • understand the language
  17. eeg
    measures the electric activity in the brain
  18. ct scan and mri
    can see activity and images in the brian
  19. pet scan
    can see which part of the brain is functioning
  20. accomadation
    myopia and hyperopia
    far and close sighted
  21. sensory adaptation
    after a while u will become used to that sense
  22. absolute threshold
    the minimal amount of stimulos needed for you to notice
  23. just noticeable difference and webers law
    webers law says thats the noticeable difference is always constant. there's a certain amount for u to notice a difference
  24. the nervous system can be broken down into
    central and peripheral nervous zystem
  25. peripheral nervous system devisions
    • somatic and automatic
    • movement and muscles
    • harmones
  26. divisions of automatic nervous system
    fight or flight
    • sympathetic and parasympathetic
    • para is relax
    • sympa is sympathetic and wants to help out
  27. transduction
    turning physical things into chemical messages in the brain
  28. what eye doctors check for or your vision field
    visual acuity
  29. perceptual constancy
    we can still see it even if there is something missing or we percieve things through order and shape etc
  30. glial cells
    support neurotransmitters and keep homeostacis
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psych exam 1
first psych test review
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