Module 2, Unit 2 - Brain Lab

Module 2, Unit 2 - Brain Lab - controls sight. The Brain...

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Area Location Function Cerebellum The cerebellum is between the brain stem and the rear of the cerebrum. Controls posture, balance and coordination. It takes over many learned physical skills. Parietal Lobe At the top of the head. Neurons process touch and sensation information (heat, cold, pressure, pain, etc.), and with the help of the primary motor area, controls voluntary action. Temporal Lobe At the sides of the head above the ears. Has several functions including hearing, speech perception and some kinds of memory. Frontal Lobe Lies underneath the forehead. Controls planning, reasoning, movement and some aspects of speech. Occipital Lobe Lies at the back of the head, just above the cerebellum. Processes and interprets sensory information from the eyes and
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Unformatted text preview: controls sight. The Brain Stem Name the three parts of the brain stem Located underneath the limbic system. Three parts of brain stem: 1. Midbrain 2. Pons 3. Medulla Manages sleeping and waking, digestion, body temperature, and elimination of wastes. Maintains life without conscious life or higher-level brain action. Corpus Callosum Bundle of fibers that connect the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Carries the messages needed to coordinate and integrate left- and right- brain function. Limbic System & Thalamus- The two parts of the limbic system essential to forming memories are hippocampus and the amyglada.- The thalamus channels impulses from all senses except smell to the cerebral cortex....
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course SCIENCE 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Algonquin College.

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