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2. Which two areas govern autonomic functions as well as reflexes

  • Spinal cord and midbrain
  • Brainstem and midbrain
  • Cerebral cortex and Spinal cord
  • Automatic nervous system and medulla

3. What effect does an enriched environment have on the cerebral cortex?

  • It causes the cortical neurons to thicken as the infant is exposed to more sights and sounds.
  • Aids in developing muscle tone and balance
  • Aids in developing the infants vision and attention management
  • The cerebral cortex increases in width with age allowing the infant to absorb more information

4. What is the darwinian reflex?

  • When a baby is held with their feet barely touching a surface, they will make stepping motions
  • When the palm of a babies hand is stroked, they make a strong fist and can be raised to standing if grasped
  • When a baby is dropped/hears a loud noise, they extend limbs and fingers whilst drawing their head back as a protective reflex
  • When a baby will grab anything that comes in close proximity to their face, a protective reflex

5. What is the role of the limbic system?

  • Regulating emotions and frontal lobes for advanced cognitive functioning
  • Processing auditory and visual stimuli
  • Abstract thought
  • Reflexes and responses to stress


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