The Brain (Hippocampus (
Responsible for forming new memories and…
Responsible for forming new memories and emotions so...
- Can remember direction
- Uses spots in the road as land markers
- Helps you remember laws
The cerebellum controls body movements so...
- Keeps your hand steady on the steering wheel
- Helps you maintain pressure on the gas/brake pedal
- Lets your body physically adjust when road conditions change
Deals mainly with sleep, bladder control, facial expression, and posture so...
- If you slouch while driving you won't be able to see as well when you drive
- If you couldn't control your bladder when driving it would be a distraction
- Facial expressions can signal other drivers to go
Controls your consciousness, sleep, and alertness so..
- Keeps your conscience while driving
- Keeps you alert and aware of surroundings
- Let's you know when you're tired so you don't fall asleep at the wheel
Transmits signals from the sensory nerves to the cerebral cortex so...
- Keeps you alert when driving
- Takes in your senses and processes them to make rational decisions
- Also in charge of your wakefullness so you stay awake
Responsible for your survival instincts and body maintenance so...
- Makes you want to drive safer so that you don't harm anyone
- Controls your breathe so you don't forget to breathe when driving
- Regulates body temperature so you don't overheat and passout when driving
Responsible for your processing of emotions like fear and sadness and controls aggression so...
- Controls aggression so you don't get violent with other drivers
- You feel fear so you can drive alert
- Remembers events so you have a sense of direction
Helps regulate breathing, pulse, and digestion so...
- You don't have to actively regulate your breathe while driving
- If your heart wasn't beating, you couldn't drive
- You don't have to think about digesting while driving
Responsible for putting together your motor, sensory, and cognitive abilities together so...
- Processes you sight to tell you hands what to do
- Uses logic to determine what's the next move
- If you see something up ahead, you can use reason to change lanes to avoid the problem
Controls judgment, problem-solving, and memory so...
- If you see an accident in front of you, you can problem-solve to still keep moving
- If you see a car swerving you use your judgment to get away from that car
- You remember what each gear shift does
Processes auditory information so...
- If you hear sirens you can process it and move the right side of the road
- Hear GPS directions and follow them
- If a person honks at you, you can hear the honk
Processes visual information
- If you see police lights you can get over even if you don't hear a siren
- You can see other cars and how close to you they are
- You can read road signs
Processes sensory information like language and math and interprets visuals so...
- If you see a red sign you associate it with caution
- If you see flashing lights you interpret it with sirens
- If you see a green light you know you can go (always look still)
Controls your language ability and speech so...
- Helps you read signs
- Helps you understand what other driver's are saying when driving
- Lets you be able to communicate verbally with other drivers
Responsible for comprehension of speech so...
- Understand road signs and what they mean
- Understand GPS directions
- Understand what other people are saying