main divisions of the brain
medulla, pons, midbrain, diencephalon, cerebellum & cerebrum
Relay station for afferent sensory information through connections with the cortex, and plays an important part in sensory, motor, and cognitive functions.
hormone secretion, autonomic effects, thermoregulation, food and water intake, rythm of sleep ad waking, memory, emotional behavior
sensory information is processed and relayed to the cerebrum by the
what provides the principal link between the nervous and endocrine systems
autonomic centers that control blood pressure, heart rate, and digestion are located in the
bathes the brain and spinal cord and acts as a shock absorber that protects the central nervous system
the white matter of the cerebellum forms the
limbic system components
amygdala, limbic lobe, cingulate gyrus, dentate gyrus, parahippocampal gyrus, hippocampus, fornix
The anterior nuclei of the thalamus
control emotion and motivation
the highest levels of information processing occur in the
the two cerebral hemispheres are separated by
divisions of the cerebral hemispheres that are named after the overlying skull bones are
the cerebral area posterior to the central sulcus is the
the superior border of the temporal lobe is marked by the
the corpus callosum is composed of
within each hemisphere, deep to the floor of the lateral ventricle, you will find the
damage to the substantia nigra causes a decrease in the neurotransmitter dopamine; this causes a gradual, generalized increase in muscle tone, which is the main symptom of
the primary motor cortex is the surface of the
the visual cortex is located in the
the auditory cortex is located in the
the sense of taste projects to the gustatory cortex located in the
anterior insula and frontal lobe
cortical regions that interpret sensory information or coordinate motor responses are called
the region of the brain responsible for predicting the consequence of events or actions is the
the cardiovascular reflexes are based in the
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