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Glial Cells
nourish/protect neurons
Brainstem
bare minimum for survival, Includes: medulla, reticular formation
Medulla
where spinal cord meets skull, controls heartbeat and breathing
Reticular Formation
bundle of nerves running through brainstem, controls arousal, relays info
Thalamus
Egg-shaped organs, info from senses except smell, relays
Cerebellum
Controls balance and coordination, behind rear of head
Limbic System
Includes amygdala, hypothalmus, hippocampus
Amygdala
fear/agression
Hypothalmus
below thalmus, regulates hunger, thirst, body temp, sex, flight/fight, reward center, pituitary gland
Hippocampus
memory, behind amygdala
Cerebral Cortex
Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe, Temporal Lobes
Frontal Lobe
forehead, motor cortex (voluntary move), broca's area (word formation), assoication areas (judgement, planning, new memories
Parietal Lobe
top and rear of head, sensory cortex (touch, phantom limb)
Angular Gyrus
written words into sound
Occipital Lobe
back of head, vision
Temporal Lobes
above ears, processes sound, Vernicke's
Vernicke's
understanding language
Corpus Callusum
joins left and right hemispheres