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Unformatted text preview: the nervous system. 8. Describe several techniques for studying the brain. 9. Describe the components of the brainstem, and summarize the functions of the brainstem, thalamus, and cerebellum. 10. Describe the structures and functions of the limbic system, and explain how one of these structures controls the pituitary gland. 11. Define cerebral cortex, and explain its importance in the human brain. 12. Identify and explain the functions of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex. 13. Describe the five brain areas that would be involved if you read this sentence aloud. 14. Discuss the brains plasticity following injury or illness. 15. Describe split-brain research, and explain how it helps us understand the functions of our left and right hemispheres....
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