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Biopsychology Prepared by Donus Loh and Beth M. Schwartz 1 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 Biopsychology Part 2: The Brain – layers and lobes 2 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 How Does the Brain Produce Behavior and Mental Processes? The brain is composed of many specialized modules that work together to create mind and behavior 3 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 Windows on the Brain EEG (electroencephalograph) – Device for recording brain waves, typically by electrodes placed on the scalp Brain waves – Patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain 4 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 Windows on the Brain Epilepsy – • Brain disorder that is often marked by seizures and loss of consciousness • Caused by out-of-control electrical activity in the brain 5 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 Windows on the Brain Brain scans – Recordings of the brain’s electrical or biochemical activity at specific sites • • • • CT scanning (computerized tomography) PET scanning (positron emission tomography) MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) 6 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 Three Layers of the Brain Brain stem and cerebellum • Drive vital functions, such as heart rate, breathing, digestion Limbic system • Adds emotions, complex motives, increased memory abilities Cerebrum • Enables reasoning, planning, creating, problem solving 7 Copyright © Allyn and Bacon 2009 8 Copyright © Allyn ...
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