Psy340 Week 2 Worksheet

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Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet PSY/340 Version 3 1 University of Phoenix Material Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet Provide a brief description for each of the following functions: 1. Basal ganglia Controls cognition, movement coordination, and voluntary movement, it is located deep within the cerebral hemispheres in the telencephalon region of the brain. 2. Corpus collosum Is a thick band of nerve fibers that divides the cerebrum into the left and right hempispheres. 3. Temporal lobe One of the four main lobes or regions of the cerebral cortex. It plays a role in organizing sensory input, auditory perception, language and speech production, as well as memory association and formation. 4. Occipital lobe Another lobes in the cerebral cortex, its main function is visual perception and color recognition. 5. Frontal lobe Also within the cerebral cortex its main functions are motor function, higher order functions, planning, reasoning, judgement, impulse control, and memory 6. Cerebrum Is the largest and most highly developed part of the human brain. It is about two thirds of our brain mass and is located over and around most of the structures of the brain. It is divided into two hemispheres. Its 7. functions are determining intelligence and personality, thinking, perceiving, producing and understanding Spinal cord language, interpretation, sensory nerve fibers that function, planning, organization, and touch sensation. Is a cylindrical shaped bundle of impulses, motor are connected to the brain. It runs down the center of the protective spinal column which runs from the neck to the lower back. The nerves in the spinal cord 8. transmit information from body organs and external stimuli to the brain. It sends information from the Cerebellum Is the area of areas of the body. These transmissions travel in two pathways one
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