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The part of the neuron that carries the message away from the nerve cell to the dendrities on another nerve cell.
The portion of the lower brain that coordinates and organizes bodily movements for balance and accuray.
The portion of the lower brain that functions primarily as a central relay station for incoming and outgoing messages from the body to the brain and the brain to the body.
The portion of the lower brain that regulates basic needs (hunger, thirst) and emotions such as pleasure, fear, rage, and sexuality.
A large bundle of nerve fibers that transfers information from one half of the brain to the other.
Frontal Association Area
The forward portion of the brain that engages in elaborate associations or mental connections; it plays an important part in integrating personality and in forming complex thoughts.
* An automatic behavior of the body involving movement activated through the spinal cord without using the higher brain.
* The rectangular band running down the side of the brain which registers and provides all sensation.
reticular activating system (RAS)
* The alertness control center of the brain that regulates the activity level of the body.
* Functions as an automatic "brain" in its own right and is a relayy station for impulses to and from the higher brain.
* The chemical that prepares the body for emergency activity by increasing blood pressure, breathing rate and energy level.
* The rectangular band running down the side of the brain that controls all motor functions.
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