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Brain Functions

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Pituitary Gland
Master gland of the endocrine system
Amygdala
Influences anger and aggression
Corpus Callosum
Relays Information between the two cerebral hemispheres
Cerebral Cortex
Controls thinking and sensing functions, voluntary movement
Septum
Influences anger and feer
Hippocampus
Influences learning and memory
Thalamus
Relays sensory information to cerebral cortex
Hypothalamus
Regulates temperature eating, sleeping, and endocrine system
Midbrain
Recticular activiating system: carries messages about sleep and arousal
Pons
Relays Information between cerebral cortex and cerebellum
Cerebellum
Coordinates fine muscle movement,balance
Medulla
Regulates heartbeat and breathing
Spinal cord
Relays nerve impulses between brain and body, controls simple reflexes