The Wernicke’s area is an area in the brain that processes written and spoken languages.
Harry is using the Wernicke’s area to understand what the cheer quad is saying during the
The hypothalamus is a small structure in the brain that is responsible for motivational
behavior. During this pep rally, his hypothalamus is being stimulated by all sensory
experiences like the loud music from the band and the yelling and clapping of the cheer
quad. It is pumping up his body by increasing body temperature and processing certain
The semicircular canals are the fluid-filled part of the inner ear that sends messages to the
brain to keep balance and equilibrium. The semicircular canals help Harry maintain his
orientation and balance by sending messages to the brain to keep balance and equilibrium.
Because of his semicircular canals, he can maintain his orientation even after all the moving
that occurs during the pep rally.
Sensory habituation is when the senses stop paying as close attention to constant,
repetitive information. When Harry first hears the loud sound of the band, he will pay very
close attention to it. However, as the pep rally continues, the sound will not have as big of an
impact on him compared to when he first heard it because of sensory habituation.