Brain Manual Essay

1461 Words Apr 17th, 2012 6 Pages
Brain Manual

By: Alex Barree, Kyle Surette, Purandhri Pandya, Liz Shoelttle, Kristen Ferris

Cerebral Cortex: The Cerebral Cortex is the thin surface layer on the outside of the brain that is made up by interconnected neural or Glial cells. This acts as the ultimate control and information processing center.
Occipital Lobe: The Occipital Lobe is the lobe of the brain located in the back of the head that focuses on controlling vision and visual stimulation.
Parietal Lobe: The Parietal Lobe is the lobe of the brain located on the top rear of the brain and it processes sensory information.
Temporal Lobe: The Temporal Lobe is the lobe of the brain located above the ears and is primarily dedicated to auditory
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Wernicke's Area: An Area of the brain located in the left Frontal Lobe that allows for the brain to receive auditory information, this allows for people to comprehend words and sounds.
Corpus Callosum: The Corpus Callosum is a band of millions of axon nerve fibers connecting the two hemispheres together.
Thalamus: The Thalamus is a section of the brain atop the brainstem that is also known as the sensory switchboard. It also sends information from senses out to different areas of the brain.
Limbic System:
Hypothalamus: The Hypothalamus is a part of the brain beneath the hypothalamus that controls maintenance functions, such as eating, as well as help govern the endocrine system. Also keeps track of your blood temperature.
Amygdala: A portion of the brain located at the end of the hippocampus that influences aggression and fear. It is also responsible for forming, recognizing, and remembering emotional responses.
Hippocampus: The hippocampus is another part of the limbic system and responsible for all new declarative memories.
Medulla: the medulla is located at the base of the brainstem and it controls heartbeat and respiration.
Pons: Part of the brainstem that releases chemicals to make you drowsy.
Cerebellum: The smaller part of the brain known as the little brain. This enables certain non-verbal learning and memory. The Cerebellum also helps us judge time and modulate emotion as well as ignore or filter out sounds and textures.

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