axia - Assignment: The Brain The main function of the...

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Assignment: The Brain The main function of the central core of the brain is to house the corpus callosum which controls vision and processes what the eyes see. If we viewed the structures of the central core of the brain, the first part we would come to would be the hindbrain, which contains the medulla, pons, and cerebellum. The medulla controls a number of critical body functions, the most important of which are breathing and heartbeat. The pons comes next, joining the two halves of the cerebellum, which lies adjacent to it. Containing large bundles of nerves, the pons acts as a transmitter of motor information, coordinating muscles and integrating movement between the right and left halves of the body. It is also involved in regulating sleep. The cerebellum is found just above the medulla and behind the pons. Without the help of the cerebellum we would be unable to walk a straight line without staggering and lurching forward, for it is the job of the cerebellum to control bodily balance. It constantly monitors feedback from the muscles to
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course MISC 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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