Occupies the cranial cavity and is covered by membranes, fluid, and the skull bones. It is divided into distinct areas
largest and most complex part of the brain, made up of the left and right hemispheres and is divided by the longitudinal fissure (which is a deep groove)
between cerebral hemispheres and the brain stem, 2 main parts thalamus and hypothalamus
Region of the brain located in the diencephalon; chief relay center for sensory impulses traveling to the cerebral cortex.
Region of the brain that controls the pituitary and maintains homeostasis by controlling body temperature, water balance, sleep, appetite and some emotions such as fear and pleasure. Both the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the ANS are under the hypothatlamic control. It influences the heart beat, the contraction and relaxation of blood vessels, hormone secretions and other vital body functions.
Portion of the brain that connects the cerebrum with the spinal cord; contains the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata.
upper portion of the brainstem that is inferior to the center of the cerebrum. - INVOLVED IN THE EYE AND EAR REFLEXES
area of the brain between the midbrain and medulla; connects the cerebellum with the rest of the central nervous system.- CONNECTING LINK FOR OTHER DIVISIONS
part of the brain stem that connects the brain with the spinal cord - CONTAINS VITAL CENTERS FOR RESPIRATION, HEART RATE AND VASOMOTOR ACTIVITY
small section of the brain located under the cerebral hemispheres; functions in coordination, balance, and muscle tone.
are the 3 layers of connective tissue( Dura mater, Archonoid, Pia matter) that surrond both the brain and spinal cord to form a complete enclosure
the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges and has 2 layers - outer layer is fused to the cranial bones and the 2nd layer - in certain places separate to form the dural sinuses
dural layers not fused together; collect venous blood from brain and direct it into the internal jugular veins of the neck
the middle of the 3 meninges and has a weblike fibers, allowing a space for movements of cerebrospinal fluid between the 2 membranes
is the innermost layer around the brain, is attached to the nervous tissue of the brain and spinal cord and follows all the contours of these structures - it holds blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen to the brain and spinal cord.
is a clear liquid that circulates in and around the brain and spinal cord - the functions of the CSF is to support nervous tissue and to cushion shocks that would otherwise injure these delicate tissue. The CSF also carries nutrients to the cells and transports waste products from the cells.
One of the brains 4 chambers in which CFS is produced - the lateral ventricle - which are one and two - is the largest, the 3rd is surrounded by Diencephalon and the 4th ventricle which is located between the brain stem and the cerebellum.
a vascular network in each ventricle that forms CSF by filtration of the blood and by cellular secretion.
between the lateral ventricles and the 3rd ventricle in the brain, helps transport CSF
the right and left halves of the cerebrum, Two almost symmetrical halves, separated by longitudinal fissure. Each is divided into four anatomical areas called lobes.
the outer nervous tissue of the cerebral hemispheres that is gray matter - this thin layer of gray matter is the most highly evolved portion of the brain and is responsible for conscious thought, reasoning, and abstract mental functions.
deep masses of cerebral gray matter located in the cerebral hemisphere - these neurons work with the cerebral cortex to regulate body movement and the muscles of facial expression - THESE NEURONS SECRETE THE NEUROTRANSMITTERS DOPAMINE.
is an important band of white matter located at teh bottom of the longitudinal fissure - this band is a bridge between the right and left hemispheres, permitting impulses to cross from one side of the brain to the other.
is a compact band of myelinated fibers that carries impulses between the cerebral hemispheres and the brain stem.
PRIMARY SENSORY AREA - where impulses from the skin, such as touch, pain and temperature are interpreted.
AUDITORY AREA AND OLFACTORY AREA - receiving and interpreting impulses from the ear and it is stimulated by the impulses arising from the receptors in the noses
VISUAL RECEIVING AREA - visual association are for interpreting impulses arising from the retina of the eye.
controls language reception-a brain area involved in language comprehension and expression;usually in the left temporal lobe
An area of the frontal lobe, usually in the left hemisphere, that directs the muscle movements involved in speech
Short Term Memory
is the retention of bits of info for a few seconds or perhaps a few minutes, after which info is lost unless reinforced.
Involved in emotional states and behavior. , a doughnut-shaped system of neural structures at the border of the brainstem and cerebral hemispheres; associated with emotions such as fear and aggression and drives such as those for food and sex. Includes the hippocampus, amygdala, and hypothalamus.
located under the lateral ventricles which functions in learning and the formation of long-term memory.
12 PAIRS - MESSAGES belonging to one of the 4 categories:
-Special Sensory Impulses - smell, taste, vision and hearing
-General sensory Impulses - Pain, touch, temperature, deep muscle sense, pressure, and vibrations
-Somatic motor Impulses - voluntary control of skeletal muscles
- Visceral Motor Impulses - involuntary control of glands and involuntary muscles ( cardiac and smooth muscles).
Controls muscles of the facial expression: carries sensation of taste; stimulates small salivary glands and lacrimal glands.
carries sensory impulses for hearing and equilibrium from the inner ear toward the brain
carries sensory impulses from the tongue and pharynx (throat); controls swallowing muscles and stimulates the parotid salivary gland.
Supplies most of the organs in thoracic and abdominal cavities; carries motor impulses to the larynx (voice box) and pharunx.