AP Psychology BRAIN

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Pituitary Gland

"Master" gland that regulates other endocrine glands

Hippocampus

Part of Limbic system involved in learning and memory

Pons

Involved in sleep and arousal

Medulla

Responsible for regulating largely unconscious functions such as breathing and circulation

Reticular Formation

Group of fibers that carry stimulation related to sleep and arousal through brainstem

Spinal Cord

Responsible for transmitting information between brain and rest of body; handles simple reflexes

Brainstem

Responsible for automatic survival functions

Cerebellum

Structure that coordinates fine muscle movement, balance

Amygdala

Part of limbic system involved in emotion and aggression

Cerebrum

Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, consciousness, and voluntary movement

Corpus Callosum

Bridge of fibers passing information between the two cerebral hemispheres

Thalamus

Relay center for the cortex; handles incoming and outgoing signals

Hypothalamus

Responsible for regulating basic biological needs: hunger, thirst, temperature control

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