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

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

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

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

areas away from the brain’s midline

Areas in the middle of the brain

Front of the brain

Bottom of the brain

Back of the brain

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