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The Biology of Mind; The Brain
Responsible for many automatic survival functions
Controls heartbeat and breathing
Important part in controlling arousal
Sensory switchboard directs messages to cerebellum and medulla
Associated with emotions just as fear and aggression and food and sex drive.
Linked to emotion almond shaped very small
Helps govern the endocrine system via the pituitary gland linked to emotion
Body's ultimate control and information processing center
Support, nourish, and protect neurons previously underestimated
Involved in speaking, muscle movements, making plans and judgments
Includes the auditory areas each of which receives auditory information from the opposite ear
Portion of the cerebral cortex lying at the top of the head and toward the rear; includes the sensory cortex
Area at the front of the parietal lobes that registers and processes body sensation
Areas that are involved in higher mental functions such as learning, remembering, thinking and speaking
Controls language and expression the ability to form sentences
Controls language and reception the ability to process language
Connects the brain hemispheres and allows messages across hemispheres