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BASIC BRAIN ANATOMY 1st of 4

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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