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Central Nervous System

What are the three parts of the brain stem? The medulla, pons, and midbrain.
What is the medulla responsible for? Respiratory, vasomotor, and cardiac functions.
What is the pons responsible for? Cardiac acceleration/vasoconstriction, and respiratory pattern/rate.
What is the midbrain responsible for? It may stop pain when stimulated
What is the cerebellum responsible for? Voluntary movement, trunk stability, equilibrium
What are the three parts of the forebrain? The cerebral cortex, diencephalon, and cerebrum.
What is the cerebral cortex responsible for? Higher functions of the brain. It receives all info from PNS. Translates impulses into feels and thoughts.
What are the 4 lobes of the cerebral cortex? Frontal, Occipital, Parietal, and Temporal.
What is the frontal lobe responsible for? High cognitive function, voluntary motor movement, speech in Broca's area
What is the occipital lobe responsible for? sight
What is the parietal lobe responsible for? spacial and sensory
What is the temporal lobe responsible for? somatic, visual, auditory, and Wernicke's speech area
What are the four parts of the diencephalon? Thalmus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, and limbic system
What is the thalamus responsible for? relays information to the cerebral cortex
What is the hypothalamus responsible for? hormone production, body temperature, thirst, hunger, sleep, circadian rhythm, mood, sex drive
What is the Basal Ganglia responsible for? voluntary and automatic movements
What is the limbic system responsible for? aggression, feeding behavior, sexual response
What is the Cerebrum responsible for? intelligence, creativity, and memory
Created by: wmisaacharris