Purchase Solution

Why Lower Sensorimotor Functions are Important

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

Humans tend to view cortical mechanisms as preeiminent, probably because we are the species with the largest cortexes. However, you could make the argument that the lower sensorimotor functions are more important. What are some of those arguments?

Purchase this Solution

Solution Preview

Brain functions can be roughly divided into lower sensorimotor functions (e.g. grasping and other basic movements, vision, hearing, etc.) and higher cognitive functions (e.g. thinking, planning, regulating behavior, etc.).

The cortical functions are important to our lives. The cortical functions are what ...

Purchase this Solution


Free BrainMass Quizzes
Understanding the Musculoskeletal system

Introduce and understand basic information how the skeletal system and muscular system work in close concert with one another. And how their interaction between muscle and bone, as they work together to allow us movement.

Labor Comfort Measures

Do you know how to comfort someone in labor?

Breast Milk and Breastfeeding

How much do you know about breast milk and breastfeeding? Double check your knowledge level with this quiz!

The Transfer of Energy in an Ecosystem

This quiz will assess your knowledge of how energy is transferred in an ecosystem and the different levels of trophic organization.

Creating a Birth Plan

Preparing for a birth and want to make sure that you're including all the right information? Use this quiz to get on the right track and check your birth plan knowledge!