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Unformatted text preview: Central Nervous System The Brain Forebrain- Top part of the brain, including the thalamus, hypothalamus, and cerebral cortex. Thalamus- Forebrain region that relays and translates incoming messages from the sense receptors, except those for smell. Hypothalamus- Forebrain region that governs motivation and emotional responses. Midbrain- Region between the hindbrain and the forebrain; it is important for hearing and sight, and it is one of several places in the brain where pain is registered. Hindbrain- Area containing the medulla, pons, and cerebellum. Cerebellum- Structure in the hindbrain that control certain reflexes and coordinate the body’s movements Pons- Part of the hindbrain that connects the cerebral cortex at the top of the brain to the cerebellum. Medulla- Part of the hindbrain that controls such functions as breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. The Four Lobes of the Cerebral Cortex Frontal Lobe- Part of the cerebral cortex that is responsible for voluntary movement; it is...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course MGMT 375 taught by Professor Higgins during the Spring '08 term at Abilene Christian University.
- Spring '08