the brain

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  • The Brain
    • The cerebrum
      • largest part of the brain, divided into 2 halves called the cerebral hemisphere
      • thin outer layer called cerebral cortex, which is folded
      • vision, hearing, learning and thinking
    • Hypothalamus
      • found just beneath the middle of the brain
      • it maintains body temp. produces hormones to control pituitary gland
    • Medulla oblongata
      • at the base of the brain, at the top of the spinal chord
      • controls breathing and heart rate
    • Cerebellum
      • underneath the cerebrum, also has folded cortex
      • controls muscle coordination, posture and coordination of balance


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