How does the brain direct behavior?

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How does the brain direct behavior? by Mind Map: How does the brain direct behavior?

1. Learning and Memory

2. Social Behavior

3. Emotion

4. Mental Health

5. Sexual Behavior

6. Amygdala associated with fear, anxiety, and aggression

7. Hippocampus involved in learning, memory, and motivation

8. Neocortex size positively correlated with average social group size

9. Ventral Tegmental Area controls dopamine release

10. Fusiform Gyrus responsible for recognizing faces

11. Prefrontal Cortex involved in regulating emotion

12. Neocortex involved in memory and associations

13. Prefrontal cortex controls personality and social behavior

14. Survival Behavior

15. Brainstem promotes movement and arousal

16. Thalamus regulates sensory integration

17. Hypothalamus regulates drive

18. Hypothalamus regulates motivation

19. Basal Ganglia regulates coordinated movement

20. Cerebellum controls timed movements

21. Amygdala associated with memory

22. Pons controls sleep, attention, and arousal

23. Medulla controls respiration

24. Compose the hindbrain

25. Ventral Tegmental Area regulates feelings of reward and is activated in orgasm

26. Parts of the forebrain (diencephalon)

27. Involved in feelings of love

28. Parts of the forebrain (telencephalon)

29. Substantia nigra is part of the basal ganglia and produces dopamine necessary for movement

30. Caudate nucleus involved in storing and processing of memories

31. Midbrain associated with vision, hearing, motor control, and alertness

32. Frontal lobe associated with cognitive functioning, problem solving, and language

33. Temporal lobe associated with developing sensory memories

34. Parietal lobe processes sensory information

35. Occipital lobe is responsible for vision

36. Nucleus accumbrens involved in sexual motivation

37. Parts of the limbic system-regulates emotion. memory, and arousal

38. Parts of the reward system- regulates desire, associative learning, and feelings of pleasure

39. Last part of the brain to develop evolutionarily and in modern children as they age (slow development)

40. medial preoptic area (part of the hypoothalamus) controls proceptive behavior and copulation

41. Prefrontal cortex less active in sex to limit reason and logic

42. Social behavior was promoted by bipedalism and bipedalism promoted tool use which fosters social cooperation

43. Raphe nucleus releases serotonin to enhance effects of dopamine when expecting a reward

44. Amygdala activated during periods of social stress

45. Increased amygdala activity in response to stress can contribute to the development of mental illness

46. Gene regulation in prefrontal cortex is decreased when socially isolated

47. Some psychiatric disorders associated with decreased gray matter in the braun

48. Decreased hippocampus volume associated with depression

49. Concepts: