AP Psych Unit 3 Vocab.docx - Spinal Cord Location Runs from the brain and down the back central to the spine Brain Stem Posterior part of the brain

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Location Function Spinal Cord Runs from the brain and down the back central to the spine Sends electrical currents to signal different segments of the body to communicate with the brain. Brain Stem Posterior part of the brain, continuous with the spinal cord Controls the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body Medulla Located in the brainstem, just below the pons just above the spinal cord Controls ANS responses such as heart rate, breathing, swallowing, and vomiting. Pons Uppermost part of the brainstem Controls breathing and communication between parts of the brain. Reticular Formation Located in the core of the brainstem from the medulla to the midbrain Controls arousal and consciousness; regulates visceral functions Thalamus Just above the brainstem between the cerebral cortex and the midbrain Relays motor and sensory signals to the cerebral cortex Cerebellum Behind the top part of the brain stem Receives information from the sensory systems Limbic System

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