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Parts of Brain

Parts of Brain and functions Chapter 10

Frontal Lobe Governs voluntary movements, memory, emotion, social judgment, decision making, reasoning, and aggression; is also the site for certain aspects of one's personality
Temporal Lobe Governs hearing, smell, learning, memory, emotional behavior, and visual recognition.
Parietal Lobe Concerned with receiving and interpreting bodily sensations (such as touch, temperature, pressure, and pain); also governs proprioception (the awareness of one's body and body parts in space in relation to each other
Occipital Lobe Concerned with analyzing and interpreting visual information
Insula Plays a role in many different functions, including perception, motor control, self-awareness, and cognitive functioning.
Thalamus Relays messages regarding certain complex movements; it also is involved in memory and emotion
Hypothalamus Involved in multiple emotional responses, including fear, anger, pleasure, and aggression.
Midbrain Auditory, visual, muscle control (Below the Hypothalamus)
Pons Contains cranial nerves (Below the Midbrain)
Medulla Relays sensory and motor signals (below the Pons)
Spinal Cord Below the medulla
Cerebellum Sends messages, balance, posture, coordination
Cardiac Center Regulates heart rate
Vasomotor Controls blood vessels diameter, affect blood pressure
Respiratory center Regulates breathing
Balance, Coordination, Posture Cerebellum
Created by: kayley911



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