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primary motor cortex
separates frontal and parietal lobes
Post central gyrus
primary sensory cortex
separates temporal lobe from frontal and parietal lobes
separates the left and right hemispheres of the brain
Area of the brain responsible for all voluntary activities of the body
thalamus and hypothalamus
the brain's sensory control center, located on top of the brainstem; it directs messages to the sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla
brain region controlling the pituitary gland, below thalamus
the oldest part and central core of the brain, beginning where the spinal cord swells as it enters the skull; responsible for automatic survival functions
A small part of the brain above the pons that integrates sensory information and relays it upward.
A brain structure that relays information from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain
Part of the brainstem that controls vital life-sustaining functions such as heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, and digestion.
A large structure of the hindbrain that controls fine motor skills.
The lobe at the front of the brain associated with movement, speech, and impulsive behavior.
receives sensory input for touch and body position
A region of the cerebral cortex responsible for hearing and language.
Ventricles located in each cerebral hemisphere.
the ventricle located in the center of the diencephalon
the ventricle located between the cerebellum and the dorsal pons, in the center of the metencephalon
act as shock absorbers, carry nutrients, remove waste
What do the ventricles of the brain do?
Choroid plexus in the ventricles. This fluid makes the brain buoyant and prevents it from crushing itself
What produces cerebrospinal fluid?
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