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the base of the brainstem; controls heartbeat and breathing
a nerve network that travels through the brain stem and functions include motor control, sensory control, visceral control, and control of consciousness.
A brain structure that relays information from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain
A large structure of the hindbrain that controls fine motor skills.
the brain's sensory switchboard, located on top of the brain stem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla
A neural structure lying below the thalamus; it directs several maintenance activities (eating, drinking, body temperature), helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland, and is linked to emotion and reward.
A neural center located in the limbic system that helps process explicit memories for storage. center of emotions and autonomic nervous system
A limbic system structure involved in memory and emotion, particularly fear and aggression.
A region of the cerebral cortex that processes visual information
A region of the cerebral cortex responsible for hearing and language.
A region of the cerebral cortex whose functions include processing information about touch.
A region of the cerebral cortex that has specialized areas for movement, abstract thinking, planning, memory, and judgement
primary motor cortex
the section of the frontal lobe responsible for voluntary movement
primary somatosensory cortex
the region of the anterior parietal lobe whose primary input is from the somatosensory system
controls the right side of the body; analytical, language, math
controls the left side of the body; creative, intuitive, spacial
functions linked to speech production.
region of the brain that is important for language development.
Affects mood, hunger, sleep, and arousal
influences movement, learning, attention, and emotion
"morphine within"--natural, neurotransmitters linked to pain control and to pleasure.
A neurotransmitter that enables learning and memory and also triggers muscle contraction
a major inhibitory neurotransmitter
A neurotransmitter involved in arousal, as well as in learning and mood regulation
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