Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet PSY/340 Version 3
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Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet
Provide a brief description for each of the following functions: 1. Basal ganglia
Involved in the execution of voluntary motor responses, and reinforcing the positive feelings associated with drug use. 2. Corpus collosum The largest of the cerebral commissures, this is the structure that links the two hemisphere of the brain together. 3. Temporal lobe Responsible for hearing and language, understanding intricate visual images, and specific memories.
Analyzes and deciphers visual stimuli to direct behavior accordingly.
Controls certain motor functions and responsible for elaborate cognitive assessments of potential behavioral issues. 6. Cerebrum The cerebrum is used during complex procedures like learning, motivation, and perception.
The part of the CNS that relays sensations, and controls voluntary movement, by sending messages to and from the brain. 8. Cerebellum The sensorimotor structure that helps with accurately controlling movements, adjusting them to varying states, and aids in regulating the effects of opiates on the brain. 9. Medulla Transports messages back and forth from the the other parts of the brain to the body.
The bundle of nerves linking different lobes of the brain, including the medulla and cerebrum.
The part of the limbic ring that stores memories and is involved in mood regulation.
Part of the limbic system that plays active role in emotional responses like fear and aggression.
Releases hormones that affect mood, behavior, growth, and maturation.
Responsible for controlling the flow of hormones from the pituitary gland, influencing many motivated behaviors. 15. Thalamus
The thalamus relays sensory input information to...