responsible for automatic survival functions; made of the hypothalamus, pons, thalamus, medulla, reticular formation, cerebellum
a nerve network that plays a role in controlling arousal
AKA rewards center...maintenance activities: eating, drinking, body and temperature; it governs the endocrine system via the pituitary gland and is linked to emotion
heartbeat and breathing
voluntary movement and balance
associated with emotions and drives
part of the limbic system; involved in memory
part of the limbic system; linked to emotion, especially fear and anger
ultimate control & information processing center; it is what distinguishes us from animals
support, nourish & protect neurons; make up the cerebral cortex
parts of the cerebral cortex not involved in primary motor or sensory functions; involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking & speaking
includes sensory cortex
visual areas, receives visual information from the opposite fields
speaking, muscle movements, plans & judgements
controls voluntary movements at the back of the frontal lobe
registers and processes body sensation
in the frontal lobe, in the left hemisphere; directs muscle movements involved in speech
In the left temporal lobe; involved in language comprehension and expression
ability to read, controls word transformations into auditory code
contains centers for the control of vital processes, including respiration and cardiovascular functions. It also is involved in the coordination of eye movements and balance.
I'm about to take a test and must become focused. What part(s) of the brain would be involved?
Rebecca has always been afraid of spiders. Whenever she sees one or even remembers seeing one, her heartbeat increases, her breathing quickens and she immediately runs. What part(s) of the brain are active?