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Cerebrum
outer surface of brain,
Cerebrum-- Functions
thinking, decision making, planning, learning, vision, hearing, taste, and touch sensations.
Cerebellum
Coordinates muscle movement
Medulla
monitors heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.
Spinal Cord
made up of nerves that carry messages to or away from the brain.
Cranium
bone that protects brain
Fluid
protects the brain
membrane
keeps fluid from leaking out
Nerve Cells
carry messages from one part of the body to another
Receptor cells
specialized nerve cells. Each typpe of receptor cells recieves a partifular kind of signal. Monitor basic body functions
Sense Organs
allow you to take in inforamtion about the enviroment.
Pupil
Black circular ring that lets light into the eyeball.
Iris
colored part of the eye, controls the ammount of light
Cornea
outer layer that protects teh front of the eye. Covers iris and pupil
Lens
Behind pupil, lets you focus on objects near or far away
Optic Nerve
Nerve messages travel through it to brain
Outer Ear contains:
ear canal, ear drum, and ear lobwe
Ear Canal
funnels sound
ear drum
seperates middle and outer ear
Middle ear contains:
three tiny bones
Inner ear contains:
fluid, cochlea, auditory nerve, semicircular canals
eustachian tubes
make the ari pressure equal on both sides of the eardrum