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Ch.3 The Brain and it's function

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Cerebrum
Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, consciousness, and voluntary movement.
Corpus Callosum
It connects the 2 hemispheres.
Thalamus
Relay center for the incoming sensory signals. Except for smell.
Hypothalamus
Responsible for the regulating basic biological needs: Hunger, Thrist, and Temp. Control. Also know as the four f's...Flight, Fight, Feeding, and Flamate.
Pituitary Gland
Gland that regulates other endocrine and memory. "Growth Hormone"
Hippocampus
Part of the limbic system involved in learning, memory, and matching.
Pons
Sleep and Arousal
Medulla
Unconcious function, breathing and circulation.
Reticular Formation
Fibers that carry stimulation to sleep and arousal.
Cerebral Cortex
Higher order thinking
Amygdala
Part of the limbic system involved in emotion, aggression, and fear. It's the Seat of emotion.
Cerebellum
Coordinates fine muscle, movement, and balance.