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Cerebrum
Controls thought, memory and the senses.
Longitudinal Fissure
A deep cleft separating the two hemispheres of the cerebrum
Cerebral Cortex
sheet of neural tissue that is outermost to the cerebrum of the mammalian brain
Olfactory Lobes
sense of smell
Corpus Callosum
facilitates communication between the two hemispheres
Fornix
carries signals from the hippocampus to the mammillary bodies and septal nuclei
Third Ventricle
filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It is in the midline, between the left and right lateral ventricles
Fourth Ventricle
extends from the cerebral aqueduct (aqueduct of Sylvius) to the obex, and is filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
Diencephalon
part of the forebrain that contains such important structures as the thalamus, hypothalamus and the posterior portion of the pituitary gland
Optic Chiasma
part of the brain where the optic nerves partially cross
Pineal Gland
produces melatonin
Pituitary Gland
secretes hormones regulating homeostasis
Midbrain
controls the visual and auditory systems as well as eye movement
Cerebellum
processes input to provide precise timing for coordinated, smooth movements of the skeletal muscular system
Flocculus
receives input from the middle ears and regulates balance
Arbor vitae
cerebellar white matter, brings sensory and motor information to and from the cerebellum
Pons
relay signals from the cerebrum to the cerebellum
Medulla Oblongata
contains the cardiac, respiratory, vomiting and vasomotor centers and deals with autonomic functions
Trigeminal Nerve
the nerve which transmits information on facial sensation