TheBrainPartTwo 9-11 - The Brain Part Two The Brain: The...

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Unformatted text preview: The Brain Part Two The Brain: The Hindbrain, Midbrain and Forebrain The HINDBRAIN Medulla: regulates automatic functioning, circulation, breathing, muscle tone, reflexes (sneezing/salivating). Cant survive if destroyed Pons: regulates sleeping, walking, and dreaming Cerebellum: balance and coordination of movement; analyzes sensory information; may play a role in remembering simple skills, problem solving Ex: alcohol goes to cerebellum Hindbrain The MIDBRAIN Reticular Formation: modulates muscle reflexes, pain perception; active in states of arousal Damage to this area may result in comas Tectum: vision and hearing Tegmentum: helps function of movement and arousal The FOREBRAIN Thalamus: relays motor impulses out of the brain, directs incoming sensory messags to higher centers Hypothalamus: hunger, thirst, emotion, sex and reproduction, body temp. and the autonomic nervous system (The 4 Fs, in book) Fighting, fleeing, feeding, fucking Pituitary Gland: master gland governed by the hypothalamus Limbic System: loosely interconnected structures involved in emotions. No clear boundaries...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course PYSCH 111 taught by Professor Malley during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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