Brain

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  • Brain
    • Diencephalon- contains thalamus- relays nerve impulses from senses to appropriate parts of the brain and hypothalamus regulates body temp. hunger, thirst, endocrine system
    • cerebrum-  largest part of the brain- further divided into four lobes
      • frontal lobe- invovled in speech production ans thought (Broca's area)
      • occipital lobes ( back of the cerebrum) involved in visual images
      • temporal lobe-The temporal lobe is involved in vision, memory, sensory input, language, emotion, and comprehension.
      • parietal lobe- t functions in processing sensory information regarding the location of parts of the body as well as interpreting visual information and processing language and mathematics.
      • divided into two halves left hemisphere (Broca & Wernicke's) and right hemisphere
        • both halves communicate through the corpus callosum
      • Cerrebellum- controls persons motor skills and balance, coordinates muscles and allows precise movements
    • brain stem- regulates automatic functions e.g heart rate, breathing, swallowing.
      • motor and sensory neurons travel through the brain stem allowing impulses to pass between brain and spinal cord

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