Connects brain to spinal chord and determines brain life or death
Nerve pathway; contains auditory and visual reflex centers
Regulate brain activity during sleep/dreaming
Relay station between spinal chord and brain; regulates breathing, heart rate, reflex actions
Coordinates muscles for precise movements and control of balance and posture
Emotional part of brain
Lays down memories and regulates emotions
Generates negative emotions
Takes sensory nerve impulses and sends them to the brain to let it know what's happening outside the body
Four F's: Fight or Flight, Feeding, Mating
Secretes melatonin; controls sleep-wake cycle
Contains nerve centers for thought, personality, senses involuntary movement
Allows conscious muscle movement
Detects sense of touch, pain, temperature and pressure
Creates feelings of self awareness
Sense of touch
Detects and interprets visual information (color, light, etc)
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