The Cerebrum

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The Cerebrum is the biggest part of the brain and is responsible for important brain functions such as thought and action. The Cerebrum is separated into two hemispheres, the right and the left hemisphere. It is divided into four different parts: the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the temporal lobe, and the occipital lobe. (See annexe 1)

The first lobe is the frontal lobe; the frontal lobe controls your creativity, your problem solving, your judgement, your intellect, your attention, your behaviour, your coordination, your smell, and your personality. The second lobe is the parietal lobe; it processes information like pain, pressure, touch, and how to judge distances. In the parietal lobe there is two Cortexes, the sensory cortex and the
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The limbic system is divided into four sections, the hippocampus, the amygdala, the hypothalamus, and the thalamus. The hippocampus is in charge of turning your short-termed memories into long termed memories. As informs us, “The hippocampus also helps people analyze and remember spatial relationships, allowing for accurate movements.” This part of the brain can be found in the middle of the bottom of the temporal lobe in the cerebral hemisphere. If this part of the brain were to be damaged, you would just forget everything eventually and you could only live in the present. The next part of the limbic system is the amygdala; this part of the limbic system controls your fear, emotions, memories, and can be located once again in the temporal lobe. Dr. C. George Boeree shares his intellect about the amygdala in his article, The Emotional Nervous system. He says that they are

two almond-shaped masses of neurons on either side of the thalamus at the lower end of the hippocampus. When it is stimulated electrically, animals respond with aggression. And if the amygdala is removed, animals get very tame and no longer respond to things that would have caused rage before. But there is more to it than just anger: When removed, animals also become indifferent to stimuli that would have otherwise have caused fear and even sexual

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