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07_BrainBehav - PsychSim 5 Brain and Behavior 21 PsychSim 5...

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PsychSim 5: BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR Name: __________________________________________ Section: ________________________ Date: __________________________________________ In this activity you will take a tour of the human brain and explore the major brain regions to discover the functions of each region or area. Functional Specialization In terms of brain function, what is functional specialization? Why is the principle of complex communication important to understand? Test Yourself on Lower Brain Structures Match each brain part with its function: o ___ Pituitary gland A. Located above the midbrain at the top of the brainstem; routes incoming messages from all the senses (except smell) to the appropriate brain areas for processing o ___ Medulla B. Part of the limbic system; regulates hunger, thirst, and body temperature and contains the so-called pleasure centers of the brain o ___ Pons C. The master gland of the endocrine system o ___ Reticular formation D. Located in the brainstem; controls breathing and heartbeat o ___ Cerebellum E. A nerve network that runs up the center of the brainstem;
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