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18 Cards in this Set

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What are the parts of the central nervous system
brain and spinal cord
What are the three levels of protection?
cerebro spinal fluid
Both the brain and the spinal cord have hollow areas that produce the __________ fluid, the fluid should be free of ______, _______, and ___________, etc.
cerebro spinal, cells, bacteria, viruses
What is meant by the "blood-brain barrier"?
protective barrier, needed due to constant fluctuations in blood composition
Parts of the hind brain
pons, medulla oblongata, cerebellum
function of the medulla oblongata and pons
brain stem, reflexes and controlling things like regulation of respiration, heartbeat
function of cerebellum
balance and coordination
parts of the midbrain
reticular formation, reticular activating system, thalamus
function of the reticular formation
filter system to filter whats important and distracting
function of reticular activating system
parts of the limbic system
hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala
four lobes of the cerebral cortex
functions of occipital lobe
visual perception
function of parietal lobe
sensory areas (touch and taste)
function of temporal
auditory, smell, and memory
functions of frontal lobe
judgement, reasoning, and motor areas
where are the sensory and motor areas of the cortex located?
parietal (sensory), frontal (motor)
What are some types of sensory input that you can not detect that other animals can?
heat, uv light