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Broca’s aphasia inability to form sentences. Can understand speech.
Wernicke’s aphasia Inability to understand speech
Global aphasia combination of both Wernicke’s and Broca’s
alexia inability to read language, but can write
Agraphia inability to write
Apraxia inability to perform a learned motor skill (e.g. combing your hair).
Visual agnosia inability to recognize objects
Prosopagnosia Inability to recognize familiar faces
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Progressive degeneration of the CNS due to repeated head trauma
Hindbrain Cerebellum (voluntary movements, balance), Medulla (reflex regulation, muscle coordination, breathing), Sleep, autonomic functions
Midbrain RAS (sleep/wake, awareness of incoming signals), Center of dopamine production
Forebrain Sensory information received, Control of hunger, thirst, sex, The ability to think, formation of personality
Thalamus relays and integrates sensory information
Hypothalamus regulation of basic biological needs (e.g. hunger, thirst)
Limbic system emotional centers, pleasure centers
Occipital primary visual cortex
Parietal visual integration, dreams, somatosensory cortex (touch)
Temporal Primary auditory cortex
Frontal primary motor cortex, mirror neurons
Lesioning destroying part of the brain to determine the function
Electroencephalograph (EEG) Measures electrical activity
Electrodes Through artificial electrical current, brain is stimulated
Imaging used to provide info on possible injury and/or function of brain
Somatic controls voluntary muscles, connects to sensory receptors
Autonomic controls involuntary muscles, blood vessels, organs.
parasympathetic system conserves energy
sympathetic system releases energy, often in response to emergency situations
Acetylcholine (ACh) muscle movement
Dopamine voluntary movement, reward pathways
Norepinephrine mood and emotion
Serotonin aggression, sleep/wake cycles
GABA anxiety levels
pituitary growth gland
Adrenal “Fight or flight”
Thyroid control metabolism
Sex Males
Pancreas secretes insulin, which regulates glucose prod.
Different ideas exist on what it means to be to be mentally abnormal Deviance,, “Problems in living” that cause labeling to occur (Szaz), Failure to adjust to situations, Inability to function successfully within society
Created by: swimmingninja42
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