4 Higher function

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Unformatted text preview: Higher function in the nervous system The control center for the nervous system is the brain, which governs virtually every facet of our lives from birth to death. As we discussed previously, the human brain may contain 100 billion neurons, and each neuron may make synapses with 1,000 or more other neurons. This exceptionally large number of neurons and synapses enables the brain to process highly complex information. The adult brain consists of several key regions: 1. The brain stem, which includes the medulla, pons, cerebellum, midbrain 2. The diencephalon, which includes the thalamus and hypothalamus 3. The telencephalon, or cerebrum Each of the regions has specialized functions important to coordinated control by the brain. We focus our discussion on the cerebrum, which is by far the largest part of the human brain....
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