Cognitive neuroscience 1: Biology of the brain


Frontal lobe

Executive function

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Parietal lobe

Spatial processing, somatosensorial


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Temporal lobe

Hearing, complex visual processing

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Occipital lobe


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Grey matter

The ridgy, folding matter, made up of cell bodies and the dendrites

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White matter

Made up of axons, carry the electrical impulses

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Corpus callosum

Allows communication between hemispheres, connect the left side to the right

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Optic chiasm

The place where the two optic nerves cross

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Sends sensory information to the correct area of the brain

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Lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar

Visual information processing (parts of the thalamus)

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Motor skills, motor planning, producing speech, balance

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