Glossary of AP PSYCH CH2 Part 2
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- Reticular Formation
- A nerve network in the brainstem that plays an important role in controlling arousal.
- Motor Cortex
- An area at the rear of the frontal lobes that controls voluntary movements
- Sensory Cortex
- The area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body sensations.
- Impairment of language, usually caused by left hemisphere damage either to Broca's area or to Wernicke's area.
- Broca's Area
- Controls language expression- an area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech.
- Wernicke's Area
- Controls language reception- a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression; usually in the left temporal lobe.
- The brain's capacity for modification, as evident in brain reorganization following damage (especially in children) and in experiments in brain development.
- Split brain
- A condition in which the two hemispheres of the brain are isolated by cutting the corpus fibers in between them.
- The body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream.
- Chemical messengers, mostly those manufactured by the endocrine glands, that are produced in one tissue and affect another.
- Adrenal Glands
- A pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys. The adrenals secrete the hormones epinephine and nonepinephrine which help to arouse the body in times of stress.
- Pituitary Gland
- The endocrine system's most influential gland. Under the influence of the hypothalamus, the pituitary regulates growth and controls other endocrine glands.
- A neurotransmitter's reabsorption by the sending neuron
- The formation of new neurons
- Our awareness of ourselves and our environment
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- The interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognition (including perception, thinking, memory and language).
- Dual Processing
- The principle that information is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious tracks.
- A technique for revealing blood flow and therefore brain activity by comparing successive MRI scans. fMRI scans show brain function.
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