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Parts of the Brain

Parts of the Brain
a data set by peggleston
created November 20, 2016
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FAMILY TREE
StructureFunctionGeneral regionOther Info.
Medulla oblongataVital reflexes: Heart rate, blood pressure, respirationBrainstemConnects CNS with PNS
PonsRespiration, consciousness through Reticular Activating SystemBrainstemName means "Bridge"
CerebellumCoordination of motor functionBrainstem"Little brain"
MidbrainAuditory and visual reflexesBrainstem
ThalamusRelays sensory information to cortex Limbic system
HypothalamusCoordinates NS and endocrine systems Autonomic response (SNS)Limbic system
HippocampusFormation of new memoryLimbic system"Sea horse"
AmygdalaBasic EmotionLimbic system"Almond"
Occipital lobeVisual centerCerebral cortex"I've got eyes in the back of my head"
Parietal lobePerceptionCerebral cortex
Temporal lobeAuditory (hearing) Understanding languageCerebral cortex
Frontal lobeMotor control Cerebral cortex
Prefrontal cortexExecutive function and higher order thinkingFrontal lobe
Broca's region Motor control of speechFrontal lobe
Pre central gyrusControl of motor functionFrontal lobe
Post central gyrusPerception of touchParietal lobe
Wernicke's regionUnderstanding of languageTemporal lobe
VentriclesContain cerebrospinal fluidRight and left lateral; third surrounds thalami; fourth in brainstemChoroid plexus creates CSF
Pineal glandProduces melatonin (day/night cycles)
Pituitary glandRegulates endocrine glands through hormone productioninferior to hypothalamusunder control of hypothalamus
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