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reticular activation system
plays an important role in controlling arousal from the brainstem to the higher brain structures
directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum & the medulla
associated w/ emotion such as fear and agression and drives such as those for food and sex
intricate fabric of interconnected neural cells that covers the cerebral hemispheres
very important for memory; object and face recognition & development of long term memories
important for integrating visual infor into a solid, 3D representation of the environment
plays a critical role in language processing, emotion control, memory consolidation & social behavior
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