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The Brain

skull bony cover that protects the brain
neurons cells that carry messages to and from the brain
brain the body’s control center
cerebral cortex wrinkled, folded surface of the cerebrum
long-term memory stores information for a long time
short-term memory stores information that happened minutes or hours ago
REM stage of sleep when you begin dreaming
impulses electrical signals that carry messages through the nervous system
backbone bony cover that protects the spinal cord
spinal cord long bundle of nerves inside the backbone
cerebrum controls memory, thinking, and learning
cerebellum controls balance and coordination
brain stem control involuntary activities (breathing, heart rate)
Created by: apweatherford