GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Behavioral Neuroscience-Sensory Structures and Processes Study Material (Page 1 of 3)

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Brain and Nervous System: Central Nervous System

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Brain Its Parts and Classification

Nervous system is divided into CNS (Central Nervous System) and PNS (Peripheral Nervous System) . The non-cortical areas include:

  • Amygdala
  • Septal nuclei (region)
  • Basal forebrain
  • Basal ganglia
  • Thalamus
  • Hypothalamus
  • Limbic midbrain
  • Olfactory sy…

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Brain and Nervous System: Important Brain Structures

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Important Brain Structures

Cerebral Cortex

The cerebral cortex is a sheet of neural tissue outermost to the cerebrum of the mammalian brain. The right and left sides of the cerebral cortex are connected by a thick band of nerve fibers called the Corpus Callosum. The cerebral cortex has many bumps and grooves. A bump or bulge on the cortex is called a Gyrus and a groove is called a Sulcus. These bumps or bulges enable the cerebral cortex to have a large surface area. Primary sensory and motor area…

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