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Unformatted text preview: BIPN 100 Dr. Fortes TA Jing Wang Handout3 email@example.com OH Wed 4-5 @ Caf Roma 1. Central Nervous System : brain and Spinal Chord A. The Brain: i. Cerebral Cortex: outer portion of the cerebrum, caries out higher cognitive functions ii. Cerebrum: largest region of the brain, divided into two hemispheres, each made of 4 lobes (a) Frontal lobe: personality, social behavior i Primary motor and Premotor cortices: coordination of voluntary movement (b) Parietal lobe: somatosensory information i Somatosensory and posterial parietal cortices: info from skin, muscles, bones, taste buds, internal organs (c) Occipital lobe: movement and direction i Visual Cortex: info directly from eyes via optic nerve (d) Temporal lobe: some personality traits i Auditory cortex: info directly from ears ii Olfactory cortex: info directly from receptors in nose iii. Corpus callosum: nerve fibers that connect the two hemispheres iv. Diencephalon: area of the brain between the cerebrum and brain stem: thalamus and hypothalamus (a) Thalamus: sensory relay station; receives info from sensory fibers and transmits it to the rest of the brain (b) Hypothalamus: homeostatic control; secretes hormones and controls release of hormones of other tissues...
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