Presentation on theme: "Psychlotron.org.uk Put these functions in the order in which you think they evolved Conditioning Homeostasis Problem solving Breathing Fight or flight."— Presentation transcript:
psychlotron.org.uk Put these functions in the order in which you think they evolved Conditioning Homeostasis Problem solving Breathing Fight or flight Visual perception
psychlotron.org.uk Today you will… Learn about Gross brain anatomy Localisation of cortical function Learn how to Describe neuroanatomy Explain the link between brain and behaviour Discuss the impacts of brain damage
psychlotron.org.uk Homeostasis Conditioning Breathing Problem solving Visual perception Fight/flight What do you notice about the location of these functions in relation to their evolutionary history? Front
psychlotron.org.uk Evolution of the brain Brainstem – Basic life functions (eg breathing, heart) Cerebellum – Basic motor control, balance and some simple learning Cerebrum – Higher functions (emotion, complex perception, thinking)
psychlotron.org.uk Homeostasis Conditioning Breathing Problem solving Visual perception Fight/flight
psychlotron.org.uk Localisation of cortical function Brain function is localised. Different brain areas control different functions. In general, brain function is cross-lateralised. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. Some functions are lateralised. They are concentrated on one side of the brain.
psychlotron.org.uk Occipital Lobe Wernicke’s area
psychlotron.org.uk What do you think is the best way of learning this material?
psychlotron.org.uk Homework Find research studies which: 1.Investigate the role of the cerebellum 2.Investigate differences between Broca’s & Wernicke’s areas of the brain in the processing of language For each study, make a clear set of your own notes outlining aim, method, results, conclusions.
psychlotron.org.uk Homework Make sure you have a clear set of notes matching specific brain regions with functions Learn them