Unformatted text preview: the two hemispheres. The left hemisphere is thought to be the dominant analytical hemisphere, and the right hemisphere is thought to be dominant for spatial perception and musical ability. • The basal nuclei inhibit extraneous muscular activity. • The limbic system is located deep within the cerebrum and is involved with the emotional and visceral response to smell, as well as other visceral functions. Cerebellum • The cerebellum is involved in balance and muscle coordination. Its main function is as a comparator, comparing the intended action with what is occurring and modifying the action of lower motor neurons to eliminate differences. Spinal Cord • The spinal cord has a central gray part organized into horns and a peripheral white part forming nerve tracts. • Roots of spinal nerves extend out of the cord....
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