Presentation on theme: "THE BRAIN: OUR CONTROL CENTER. Most left-brained people. The same hemisphere that contains most language functions also is usually more involved in logic,"— Presentation transcript:
Most left-brained people. The same hemisphere that contains most language functions also is usually more involved in logic, problem solving, and mathematical computation. Logical people said to be left-brained.
Most right-brained people The non-language hemisphere is relatively more concerned with the imagination, art, feelings, and spatial relations. Creative people said to be right- brained.
Frontal Lobe Contains the motor cortex, which causes certain neurons to fire when certain body parts are moved. Different movements stimulate different parts of the frontal lobe. Important function: Involved in making decisions and weighing consequences!
Wernicke ’ s Area Part of the temporal lobe that pieces together sounds and sights. People with damage to Wernicke’s area can understand non-language verbal cues such as alarm bells or sirens, but cannot comprehend spoken language.
Broca ’ s Area Frontal lobe: controls the areas of the face used for speaking. Damage to this area makes speaking a slow laborious activity so only key words are used.
Aphasia Damage to either Wernicke ’ s or Broca ’ s area can result in aphasia (difficulty with specific aspects of understanding or producing language).