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what three structures does the brain stem contain?
1.medulla
2. pons
3. reticular formation
Medulla
controls vital involuntary functions
contributes to muscle control
Pons
connects lower and higher regions of the brain
neurons play a role in sleep and arousal
damge to this area can put a person in a coma
pons
reticular formation
controls sleep, arousal, and attention
sensory information is filtered in and out of consciousness
cerebellum
plays a role in learning and memory
blance
coordination of muscle movements
basal ganglia
coordination of slower more deliberate movements
alcohol affects these areas
cerebellum and basal ganglia
limbic system
structures in the brain hat help regulat motivation, emotion, and memory
Thalamus
directs neural traffic between the senses and cerebral corex
Amygdala
controls fear, anger, and agression
called an "Agression center"
amygdala
Hippocampus
largest structure in limbic system
transforms new information into long term memories
Hypothalamus
regulates body temperature and activities of autonomi nervous system
controls endocrine system by triggering release of hormoenes into bloodstream
helps regular basic emotion
home to one of the brains "pleasure centers"
Cerebral Corex
outermost covering of brain responsible for higher order mental processes
somatosensory cortex
the area of the coretx that recieves senosry information from the touch receptors in the skin
motor cortex
the rea of the cortex that sends impules to voluntary muscles
assosciation cortex
the areas of the cortex that communicate with the sensory and motor areasand how the brain'\s higher mental processes