Brain & Behavior 1: Einstein’s brain

Frontal lobe
Speech production, movement, complex thinking, personality

Temporal lobe
Perception of objects, hearing, language comprehension

Parietal lobe
Perception of touch, reaching and grasping, spatial function

Occipital lobe
Exclusively devoted to vision and visual perception

4 Lobes of the Brain
Occipital, Parietal, Frontal, Temporal

Right/Let Hemispheres of the Brain
Left: Speaking hemisphere
Right: Spatial/Holistic/emotional processing
Each hemisphere has 4 lobes

Limbic System
-Part of the forebrain
Important for emotion, learning, and memory

Basal Ganglia
Part of the forebrain, important for normal movement

Forebrain
Seperates us from birds and reptiles, makes us human
Regulates perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social functions
Consists of the Thalomus, Hypothalmus, Limbic system, pituitary gland, and cerebral cortex

Midbrain
Helps us integrate different kinds of sensory information
Similar to birds and amphibians

Hindbrain
Lowest set of structures in the brain based on what it provides us, similar to reptiles, consists of the medulla, pons, reticular fornation, and cerebellum

3 major divisions of the brain
Hindbrain, midbrain, forebrain

Lateral
areas away from the brain’s midline

medial
Areas in the middle of the brain

Anterior/Rostral
Front of the brain

Interior/Ventral
Bottom of the brain

Posterior/Caudal
Back of the brain

Superior/Dorsal
Top of the brain

Einstein’s brain
Higher percentage glial cells – give the brain its shape and make it more efficient – missing one of the cracks that most people have in their brain leading many to believe he might’ve had a more direct connection with different parts of his brain