Parts of the Brain

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Certain parts of the brain focused on in Psychology

Amygdala

two almond-shaped neural clusters that are components of the limbic system and are linked to emotion

Brain Stem

the part of the brain that lies between the cerebellum and spinal cord that controls the body's involuntary actions

Broca's Area

controls language expression-an aread of the frontal, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech

Cerebellum

the "little brain" attached to the rear of the brainstem; it helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance

Cerebral Cortex

the intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres; the body's ultimate control and information-processing center

Corpus Callosum

the large band of neural fibers connecting the two brain hemispheres and carrying messages between them.

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