Sections of the Brain and their Functions

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Frontal Lobe
Area involved in consciousness, logical thinking and problem solving. At the front of the brain
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Temporal Lobe
Area for hearing and auditory ability, as well as memory. Underneath the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe and next to the occipital lobe and brain stem and cerebellum
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Brain Stem
Autonomic Nervous System - controls heart, lungs - essential for survival. Underneath the temporal lobe, next to the cerebellum
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Parietal Lobe
Location for Sensory and Motor movement. At the back top, next to the occipital lobe. Helps control motor movement
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Occipital Lobe
Location for Vision. Information from the left eye processed by right side of the brain, right eye processed by the left side of the brain. At the back of the brain
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Somatosensory Area
Located in the PARIETAL LOBE, responds to senses such as heat, cold, pain and touch
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Motor Area
Located in the PARIETAL LOBE, responsible for controlling out voluntary movements
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Cerebellum
Coordinates movement and balance
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Hypothalamus
In the LIMBIC SYSTEM. Primitive behaviours such as sexual behaviours, eating, drinking. Also aggression
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Hippocampus
In the LIMBIC SYSTEM. New memories form in to long term memories. Emotions and spatial orientation.
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Amygdala
In the LIMBIC SYSTEM. Involved in memory, fear and emotions.
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The Pons
CENTRAL CORE. Triggers dreaming and controls wake
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Medulla
CENTRAL CORE. Main centre for breathing, walking, sleeping and keeping the heart beating.
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Thalamus
LIMBIC SYSTEM. Regulates conscious and sleep. Also
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Cerebrum
Processes information from various sources. High level thinking e.g. reasoning, understanding, intelligence and personality.
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Central Core
Regulates our most primitive and involuntary behaviours
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Limbic System
Controls our emotions
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Area for hearing and auditory ability, as well as memory. Underneath the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe and next to the occipital lobe and brain stem and cerebellum

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Temporal Lobe

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Autonomic Nervous System - controls heart, lungs - essential for survival. Underneath the temporal lobe, next to the cerebellum

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Location for Sensory and Motor movement. At the back top, next to the occipital lobe. Helps control motor movement

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Location for Vision. Information from the left eye processed by right side of the brain, right eye processed by the left side of the brain. At the back of the brain

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