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Keeps the person alive. Breathing, heart, coughing, vomiting...

Brain stem

Coordination, posture, motor memory, movement, rote learning

Cerebellum

Sends signals around the brain. Essential in focusing attention

Thalamus

Controls body temperature, appetite and signalling hormones. Hormones are the body's "messengers."

Hypothalamus

Releases melatonin - the sleep hormone

Pineal Gland

Connects the left & right hemispheres.

Corpus Callosum

Makes new memories and direction-finding

Hippocampus

Basic emotion centre. Freeze, Fight or Flight

Amygdala

White matter. Billions of insulated neurons that 'wire' up the brain

Cerebrum

Billions of cell bodies and dendrites for thinking

Cortex

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