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AP Psychology BRAIN

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Pituitary Gland
"Master" gland that regulates other endocrine glands
Hippocampus
Part of Limbic system involved in learning and memory
Pons
Involved in sleep and arousal
Medulla
Responsible for regulating largely unconscious functions such as breathing and circulation
Reticular Formation
Group of fibers that carry stimulation related to sleep and arousal through brainstem
Spinal Cord
Responsible for transmitting information between brain and rest of body; handles simple reflexes
Brainstem
Responsible for automatic survival functions
Cerebellum
Structure that coordinates fine muscle movement, balance
Amygdala
Part of limbic system involved in emotion and aggression
Cerebrum
Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, consciousness, and voluntary movement
Corpus Callosum
Bridge of fibers passing information between the two cerebral hemispheres
Thalamus
Relay center for the cortex; handles incoming and outgoing signals
Hypothalamus
Responsible for regulating basic biological needs: hunger, thirst, temperature control