Nervous System: Brain Parts & Functions
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The portions of the central nervous system that are abundant in cell bodies of neurons rather than axons.
Whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths.
left hemisphere of brain
controls right side of the body and is logical, contains mathamatics, lauguage, & speech
right hemisphere of brain
controls left side of the body and contains creativity and the arts
associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving
receives sensory input for touch and body position
A region of the cerebral cortex responsible for hearing and language.
A region of the cerebral cortex that processes visual information
A large structure of the hindbrain that controls fine motor skills.
A brain structure that relays information from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain
relays messages between lower brain centers and cerebral cortex
brain region controlling the pituitary gland
A small part of the brain above the pons that integrates sensory information and relays it upward.
Part of the brainstem that controls vital life-sustaining functions such as heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, and digestion.