cerebellum is at the bottom of the brain stem and controls non-verbal learning and memory. It controls voluntary movement, but it can become impaired under alcohol or other drugs. 8. Discuss the functions of the amygdala , the hypothalamus , and the hippocampus . The amygdala is responsible for memory consolidation. The hypothalamus keeps the whole body in control and it regulates body temperature, circadian rhythms, and helps control the pituitary gland. The hippocampus helps control learning and memory. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to learn and we would lose our memories. 9. Discuss the functions of the four lobes of the human cerebrum or cerebral cortex . The four lobes are the frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal. The frontal lobe allows you to speak, plan, judge, and think. The parietal lobe receives and processes sense of touch and body position. The occipital lobe receives information related to sight. Finally, the temporal lobe processes sound which allows us to comprehend speech. 10. How is the function of association cortex differ from the functions of both the motor cortex and the somatosensory cortex ? The motor cortex and the somatosensory cortex control voluntary movements and sensations. But, the association cortex controls vital mental functions. It controls functions such as remembering, learning, thinking, and speaking. It allows us to interpret things. These functions appear throughout each of the vital lobes.
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