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Brain Parts Quiz

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medulla
controls heart rate, breathing, blood pressure (autonomic functions)
cerebellum
coordinates muscle movement and balance
frontal lobe
abstract though, emotional control, logic
occipital lobe
processes visual information
temporal lobe
processes auditory information
parietal lobe
receives sensory information, sensory cortex
amygdala
regulates primal drives; fear and aggression
hippocampus
processes memories
hypothalamus
regulates body temperature, appetite, sleep, pleasure center
thalamus
sensory relay station
reticular formation
controls arousal, attention and focus
broca's area
ability to make speech
wernicke's area
understanding language
cereberal cortex
thinking part of the brain, executive functions
pons
facial muscles