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Hippocamups
New memory Formations
Autonomic Nervous System
*Smooth muscles and glandular functions.
*Self-regulation
*sympathetic
parasympathetic
Hypothalamus
*Four F's
*feeding, including thirst
*fear
*fighting
*fornication (sex)
Thalamus
attetion
Frontal lobe
*Front of head
*Handles motor capabilities
somatic system
*expressing emotions
Parietal Lobe
*top of head
*detects tactile stimuli
Parasympathetic
*counter acts the effects of fight or flight
Sympathetic
*Fight or flight
Axon
*long projection from soma
*carries info
*very thin
*micro to 3ft
Dedrites
*located on soma
*receive info from over neurons
Soma
*cell body
*basic life function
Neuron Cells
*100 billion
*non-replaceable
*form circuts to communicate
Synapse
*space between neuron's terminal buttons and other's dendrites
*fills with chemicals
Nervous system
*spinal cord
*brain
Cerebral Cortex
*larger in humans than animals
*complex thoughts reasoning
Forebrain
*90% of human brain
Mid brain
*small in humans
*visual process of movement
*echolocation
Myelin sheath
*layer of fat encases many axons
*helps info travel faster
Terminal button
*located at end of axon
*releases chemicals that send messages to the next neuron's dendrites
Temporal lobe
*located near ears
*registers sounds
Lobes of the brain
*temproal
*occipital
*parietal
*frontal
Glia cells
*fat cells-cholesterol
*reproduce
*provide nutrients to the brain
*removes waste from the brain
Lateralization
*brain slpit left y right
* each hemi controls oppisite side.
Corpus calllosum
*axons connecting two sides
Peripheral Nervous System
*links brain with organs
*autonomic
*sensory somatic
Amygdala
*emotional response
Forebrain (sub-parts)
*Amygdala
*cerebrum
*hippocampus
*hypothalamus
*thalamus
Hind brain
*base of brain
*medulla
cerebellum
reticular formation
Efferent
*sends messages from brain to body
*motor skills
Afferent
*sends messages from body to brain
*Sensory
Occipital lobe
*Base of brain
* registers visual stimuli
Sensory Somatic Nervous System
* Consists of neurons in sensory organs
Medulla
* Vital life functions
*if damaged automatic death
Cerrebellum
*coordinated movements & balance
Reticular Formation
Awareness & arousal