Contains vital centers that regulate heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, vomiting, and coughing
Smoothes and coordinates skilled skeletal muscle movement; also posture and balance or equilibrium
Secretes Melatonin, controls the sleep-awake cycle
controls and integrates the autonomic nervous system; regulates hormones, emotional behavior, temperature, eating, and drinking behavior
Interprets sensory input, controls skilled skeletal muscle movements, and is involved in emotional and intellectual processes
helps control breathing; conducts impulses to and from the cerebellum, midbrain, and medulla
relays all sensory input to the cerebral cortex; involved in skeletal muscle actions and memory processing
coordinates visual and auditory reflexes
coordinates gross, automatic muscle movements, also involved with limbic system
white fiber tracts communicating between hemispheres
one part of the limbic system that is important for memory and learning
in the CNS, a collection of axons
sac that envelops arachnoid mater; surrounds/supports dural sinuses; carries blood from brain to heart; 2 layers
uses electro chemical data-transfer system; transmits visual info from receptors on retina to brain for interpretation
thermostat for body; sets desired body temp. and stimulates heat production and retention
messages pass through different areas of gray matter w/in NS
routes sensory stimulus to interneurons in order to create a response, convey messages in special cells
organize sensory input, hearing, memory, meaning and language, emotion, and learning
growth, blood pressure, breast milk, sex organs, thyroid, metabolism
arousal; control autonomic functions; sensory roles
processes input from other areas of brain; receives info
controls autonomic functions ; connects high levels of brain to spinal cord
info highway of body; messages sent basic and forth between brain and rest of body
sense external stimulus and encode it as electric signal (smell)
communication between hemispheres; eye movement, connect hemispheres . tactile localization maintains balance of atterti and arousal
brain stem as whole
basic vital life functions breathing, heartbeat, blood pressure
controls cognitive sensor and motor functions: regulater temp. reproductive organs, eating, sleeping, etc.
support vital bodily processses coordinate motor activities posture sleep patters equilibrium
vision, hearing, eyesight, breathing, reflexes, swallowing
Primary Motors; language, comprehension, and speech
Taste; somatic sensory; speech/language
hearing, memory, smell
produces smoothly coordinated skeletal muscle activity
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