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Medulla
base of brainstem; heartbeat and breathing
Pons
above medulla; sleep, basic arousal
Reticular formation
extends from spinal cord; finger shaped network of neurons; controls arousal and attentiveness
Thalamus
top of brainstem; all senses except smell
Cerebellum
rear of brainstem; judge time, emotion, sound, texture, voluntary movement, procedural memory
hippocampus
limbic system; memory
amygdala
limbic system; agression and fear
hypothalamus
limbic system, below thalamus; body temperature, sexual behavior, hunger, thirst
cerebral cortex
outside layer of brain; control and info processing center
motor cortex
frontal lobe; voluntary movement
broca's area
frontal lobe; speech
prefrontal cortex
frontal lobe; planning and making adjustments, cognitive behavior
somatosensory cortex
parietal lobe; touch and body position
visual cortex
occipital lobe; vision
auditory cortex
temporal lobe; hearing
Wernicke's area
temporal lobe; language reception and understanding