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Pituitary Gland

"Master" gland that regulates other endocrine glands


Part of Limbic system involved in learning and memory


Involved in sleep and arousal


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


Responsible for automatic survival functions


Structure that coordinates fine muscle movement, balance


Part of limbic system involved in emotion and aggression


Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, consciousness, and voluntary movement

Corpus Callosum

Bridge of fibers passing information between the two cerebral hemispheres


Relay center for the cortex; handles incoming and outgoing signals


Responsible for regulating basic biological needs: hunger, thirst, temperature control

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