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Lower part of the brain stem; controls breathing and heart rate
"Little brain" located below and behind the cerebrum; controls balance and coordination
Small area above the pituitary gland and below the thalamus; controls hunger, thirst, and temperature
The end of the hippocampus; controls emotions, especially fear
Small area of each temporal lobe; processes long term memories
Part of the forebrain, below the corpus callosum; relay station for sensory information
Area directly above the medulla; connects upper and lower parts of the brain
Controls the left side of the body; it is the more artistic and creative side of the brain
Controls the right side of the body; it is the more academic and logical side of the brain
Located above the Thalamus, under the cortex; connects the right and left hemispheres
Outermost layer (and largest part) of the brain; responsible for thinking and processing information from the five senses
Frontal and upper area of the cortex; responsible for thinking, decision making, and planning
Upper, back part of the cortex: Processes taste, temperature, and touch
Bottom middle part of cortex, right behind the temples; processes auditory information (hearing)
Bottom, back part of the cortex; processing visual information (sight)
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