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AP Psychology- parts & areas of the brain (location, function, brain system)
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Small part located just about the brainstem between the cerebral cortex and mid brain. Relays motor and sensory signals to the cerebral cortex. Part of the limbic system.
Located below the thalamus. Links the nervous system to the endocrine syster via the pituitary gland. Part of the limbic system.
Coordinates voluntary movements such as balance and posture. Located underneath the occipital lobe of the cerebrum. Part of the limbic system.
Reticular Activating System
Responsible for regulating wakefulness and sleep-wake transition. Located at the back of the brain by the brainstem. Part of the
Part of the limbic system. Responsible for emotions, survival instincts, and memory.
Helps regulate breathing, heart and blood vessel function, digestion, sneezing, and swallowing. Part of the automatic system. Located in the hindbrain.
Located above the medulla and below the midbrain. Part of the automatic system. Works as a bridge between many parts of the nervous system.
Part of the limbic system. Located near the center of the brain. Is involved in the storage of long term memory.
Transfers motor, sensory and cognitive information between the brain hemispheres. Located under the cerebrum at the center of the brain. Part of the automatic system.
Located at the frontal and upper area of the cortex. Carries out higher mental processes such as thinking, decision making, and planning. Part of the limbic system.
Located at the bottom middle part of the cortex, right behind the temples. Responsible for processing auditory information from the ears. Part of the limbic.
Located at the bottom back part of the brain. Responsible for processing visual information from the eyes. Part of limbic.
Part of limbic. Located at the upper back part of the cortex. Processes sensory information that had to do with taste, temperature, and touch.
Helps us to understand language. Usually located at back portion of the left temporal lobe. Part of the automatic.
Helps to understand spoken language. Works with wernickes area. Part of the automatic. Located in the front of the temporal lobe.
Acts as the main conduit between the brain and the body. Located at the bottom of the brain. Part of the automatic system.
Located behind the motor strip. Receives and sends messages of feeling from different parts of your body. Part of the automatic.
Located behind the frontal lobe. Controls sending and receiving messages about the movement of your arm, legs, and other parts of your body. Part of the automatic.
Located just above the top of the spinal cord. Controls our basic life support systems like breathing, swallowing, and how conscious we are. Part of the automatic.
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