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Brain- Psych

Townsend - Nursing psych

Occipital Most posterior of brain lobes - back of the head. Primarily responsible for seeing and receiving information via eyes. Visual hallucinations
Cerebellum 1. Processes sensory information and projects to the thalamus and brainstem. 2. Is part of the motor system involved in equilibrium , postural control, and coordination of motor movements
Brainstem Connects the spinal cord to the brain Performes life-support functions ( breathing, cardiac activity )
Amygdala - Limbic system ( emotional brain) Modulate emotional states Regulate affective responses to events
Thalamus - Limbic System - emotional brain Relay all sensory information , except smell, Filter incoming information regarding emotions, mood, and memory to prevent cortex from becoming overloaded
Hypothalamus Regulate basic human functions such as sleep-rest patterns , body temperature, and physical drives of hunger and sex Control center for pitiuitary Regulates eating drinking temperature Cardiac function Gut motility Sexual activity Response to smell * Sleep/ wake cycle
Hippocampus Control learning and recall of an event
Limbic System Limbus -border of temporal lobes . It is the "emotional brain " Anger * Fear * Aggresion * Hope Love Joy * Anxiety * Social Behavior * Sexuality
Frontal Anterior, or front area of the brain 1. Programing and execution of motor functions 2. Higher thought processes, such as planning, ability to abstract, trial-and error learning and decision making 3. Intellectual insight, judment 4. Expression of emotion 1. Changes in affect, such as flatenning 2. Alteration in language production 3. Alteration in motor functioning 4. Impulsive behavior 5. Impaired decision making 6. Concrete thinking (specific, particular)
Parietal Lies beneath skull, posterior to central sulcus 1. Sensory perception, taking in information from environment, organizing it, and communicating this information to the rest of the brain. 2. Association areas that allow for such things as accurately following directions on a map,reading clock ,dressin 1. Altered sensory perception,such as decreased consciousness of paind sensation. 2.Difficulty with time cocnepts such as inability to keep appointment times. 3. Alteration in personal hygiene 4. Alteration in ability to calculate numbers 5. Inability to adequetly perform common motor actions of writing 6. Mixing up right and left 7. Poor attention span
Temporal Lies beneath skull on both sides , commonly called the temple Primarily responsible for hearing and receiving information via ears 1. Auditory hallucinations 2. Icreased sexual focus 3. Deceased motivation 4. Alterations in memory 5. Altered emotional responses
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