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BASIC BRAIN ANATOMY 1st of 4
Keeps the person alive. Breathing, heart, coughing, vomiting...
Coordination, posture, motor memory, movement, rote learning
Sends signals around the brain. Essential in focusing attention
Controls body temperature, appetite and signalling hormones. Hormones are the body's "messengers."
Releases melatonin - the sleep hormone
Connects the left & right hemispheres.
Makes new memories and direction-finding
Basic emotion centre. Freeze, Fight or Flight
White matter. Billions of insulated neurons that 'wire' up the brain
Billions of cell bodies and dendrites for thinking