Beh 225 Brain Response of Behavior

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Appendix C

Brain Response of Behavior

Part I

Note: Parts II and III follow below, complete all three.

Run Multimedias 2.3 and 2.4

* Go to the Web site www.prenhall.com/morris. * Click text: Psychology: An Introduction (12th ed.) * Click “2” on the select a chapter tool bar. * Click Live!Psych on the left hand menu. * Select 2.3 and 2.4.

Write a 350- to 700-word response to the following: Explain the communication process of neurons in the brain. List some common neurotransmitters and describe their effect on behavior.

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The communication process of neurons in the brain occurs through an electrochemical process. Neurons pass neurotransmitters
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It also controls the peripheral nervous system. Finally, the hypothalamus is important for the functions such as motivation and the emotions that we feel. Also, this region controls the way our body reacts to stress.
Within the limbic system there are two regions. These regions are called the hippocampus and the amygdala. The hippocampus is the region of the brain that is responsible for forming new memories. When an individual experiences something new, this region of the brain stores the memory for recollection on a later occasion. On the other hand, the emotions that we remember and want to feel again are controlled by the amygdala.
The cerebral cortex houses four separate regions that are responsible for many crucial behaviors and functions. First, the occipital lobe controls the vision process. It receives what is viewed through the eyes, processes it, and sends messages to other parts of the brain. Second, the temporal lobe controls several behaviors. They are the ability to smell, hear, some speech, some vision, motivation and emotions, as well as the body’s equilibrium. Next is the parietal lobe, which projects the senses throughout the body and controls the way we react to what we visualize. Finally, the frontal lobe also has many functions. They include, the behaviors associated with the goal process, our ability to concentrate, control of our emotions and temper, motor functions, our problem solving abilities, and the

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