Brain.pdf - The human brain is the most fascinating sophisticated and complicated organ on the planet Starting with the Limbic System which consists of

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The human brain is the most fascinating, sophisticated, and complicated organ on the planet. Starting with the Limbic System, which consists of the thalamus, hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala. The thalamus receives sensory inputs and routes them to the proper areas and the hypothalamus is responsible for eating, drinking and sexual arousal (lateral - stimulates hunger; ventromedial - satiates hunger). The hypothalamus is also in charge of working the endocrine system which are glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream. The endocrine system is crucial for your body to be able to do basic functions and grow and repair as needed. The hippocampus is responsible for memory and the amygdala controls the emotions. The Limbic System is important for the explanation of human behavior because it is accountable for making sure the body is doing the things it needs to in order to survive. Moving out of the Limbic System, the hindbrain consists of the pons, cerebellum and the medulla which regulates life sustaining functions. The pons controls sleep, dreams and eye movements;
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  • Fall '19
  • Deb baily

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