“Biology and Behavior”
- List the components of the cerebrum.
- Identify which psychological functions are associated with the frontal lobes.
- Describe the somatosensory cortex and explain what it does.
- Create an explanation why the occipital lobes are critical to vision.
- Summarize the purpose of the temporal lobes.
- Review questions from previous day’s content – Parts of the brain.
Subgroup #1: Components of the Cerebrum—p. 51
- What specific nut does the Cerebrum resemble?
- The Cerebrum is composed of _______ hemispheres.
- These hemispheres are connected by the _______.
- The right cerebral hemisphere controls the _____ side of the body, and the left cerebral hemisphere controls the _____ side of the body.
- What gives the brain its grayish appearance?
- If I had an extremely thick cerebral cortex, would I be very smart?
- The cerebral cortex is convoluted. What is a synonym for convoluted?
- List the three areas of the cerebral cortex.
- List the four lobes in each cerebral hemisphere.
Subgroup #2: Frontal Lobs—p. 55
- What makes the frontal lobe special?
- If I shocked your right motor cortex, what would happen? Left motor cortex?
- When you write down the answer to this question, what part of your motor cortex are you using?
- If I amputated your pinky toe, what would happen to neurons that used to control the pinky toe?
- If I visualized myself hitting a home run, would this be helpful to me in any way? Explain.
- Critical Thinking: How long does it take to develop a good habit—like running for ten minutes three times a week? How long does it take to develop a bad habit—like smoking? Explain.
- Broca’s Area is responsible for _______ production.
- What is a synonym for aphasia?
- How did damage to Phineas Gage’s frontal association area change his life?
Subgroup #3: The Parietal Lobes—p. 58
- What is the site where touch, pressure, and pain register?
- If I drop a brick on my foot, where does the pain register? Be specific.
- How can I increase the size of my somatosensory cortex?
- How do the parietal lobes help us when it is pitch black outside?
Subgroup #4: The Occipital Lobes and The Temporal Lobes—p. 59
- Where does vision register in the cerebral cortex?
- Your left visual field registers ____, and your right visual field registers ____.
- Critical Thinking: Why do we feel more comfortable around someone we recognize rather than a stranger?
- The temporal lobes are involved in the interpretation of ____ stimuli.
- In about 95% of people, Wernicke’s area is in the ______ hemisphere.
- What part of the brain do deaf people use to interpret language?
- Describe possible results of damage to Wernicke’s Area or primary auditory cortex.