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major brain structures

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cerebrum
largest part of brain
cerebrum
receives and interprets sensory information
cerebrum
generates and controls muscle movement
cerebrum
provides mental functions such as memory, intelligence, creativity, and reasoning
cerebellum
2nd largest part of brain
cerebellum
coordinates and fine tunes voluntary muscle movement
diencephalon
physical center of brain
diencephalon
controls relay and integration centers for incoming sensory information
diencephalon
integrates incoming sensory information
diencephalon
integrates nervous system and endocrine responses
brain stem
"trunk of the brain"
brain stem
connects parts of the brain to the spinal cord
brain stem
contains integration centers that regulate visceral (autonomic) activities