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What is the function of the parietal lobe?
Sensation (touch and pain).
What is the function of the temporal lobe?
Hearing, smelling, comprehension of speech, memory.
What is the function of the occipital lobe?
What makes up the brainstem?
Every ascending and descending tract goes through __________.
The brainstem.
What is reticular formation?
A group of neurons & their axons that:
Relay sensory information, infleunce excitatory/inhibitorycontrol of spinal motor neurons & control vasomotor & respiratory activity.
What is the reticular activating system?
It is a part of reticular formation & is a component of consciousness.
What is the function of the Cerebellum?
Coordinates voluntary movement and is the trunk stability & equilibrium.
What is CSF?
Cerbral Spinal Fluid ciculates w/in the subarachnoid space that surrounds the brain, brainstem and spinal cord.
What is the function of CSF?
It provides cushioning for the brain & spinal cord.
Carries nutrients.
Allows fluid shift from cranial cavity to spinal cavity.
It can measure pressure and analysing the composition of CSF is used for diagnostic information.