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Medulla
A part of the hindbrain that controls breathing, heart rate, swallowing, and digestion, as well as allowing us to maintain an upright posture
Thalmus
Part of the forebrain that is the brain's sensory relay station, sending messages from the senses to higher parts of the brain
Corpus Callosum
A think band of nerve fibers connecting the right and left cerebral hemisperes that transmits information between them
Cerebral hemispheres
the two main parts of the cerebral cortex
Temporal lobes
one of the four major esctions of the cerebral cortex, located below the parietal lobes and near the temples, that is important in audition and language
parietal lobe
one of the four major sections of the cerebral cortex, situated in front of the occipital lobes, that is involved in touch sensation and in monitoring the body's position in space.
occipital lobe
one of the four major sections of the cerebral cortex, located at the back of the cerebral hemispheres, that is responsible for visual processing
frontal lobe
one of the four major sections of the cerebral cortex, located at the front of the cerebral hemispheres and behind the forehead, that is involved in the coordinatin of hte movement and higher mental processes