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The Brain and Spinal Cord

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largest part of the brain that possesses nerve centers for our sensory/motor activities. (reason memory, intelligence, and personality)
cerebrum
outer superficial portion of the cerebrum
cortex
bulges in the cerebrum are known as
gyri
shallow grooves in the cerebrum are called
sulci
deep grooves in the cerebrum are called
fissures
the cerebral hemispheres are joined together by a dense bridge of nerve fibers called
corpus callosum
the_____ cerebral hemispheres is oriented more toward emotion and creativity
right
the ___ cerebral hemisphere is oriented more toward logic and reason
left
functions as the quality control center for the body's motor activities
cerebellum
part of the brain that coordinated the activities of the nervous and endocrine systems through nerve activity and the release of specific hormones
hypothalamus
is responsible for the maintenance of proper body temperature, regulating the sleep/wake cycle, and managing the feelings of thirst and hunger
hypothalamus
the interconnected cavities within the cerebrum are collectively called
ventricles
___ is a collection of structure that ring the edge of the brainstem and play a significant role in both emotion and memory
the limbic system
the parietal lobe of the cerebrum is responsible for the processing of
tactile (touch) stimuli
the processing of auditory and olfactory stimuli occurs in the
temporal lobe of the cerebrum
the processing of visual (optic) stimuli is the responsibility of the cerebrum's
occipital lobe
the ___ is involved in problem solving (logic), foresight, creativity, and expression of thought
frontal lobe