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7th Brain Cards

Brain neuroscience

TermDefinition
Brain Stem Controls heart rate, breathing, and other critical body functions
Cerebellum Helps control fine movements and balance
Occipital Lobe This controls your vision
Temporal Lobes This controls your hearing and is responsible for speech
Parietal Lobe This is where your touch and taste sense are controlled along with some memory
Frontal Lobe Controls your feelings, emotions, complex thinking, and imagination
Corpus Collosum A band of fibers that connects the two hemispheres of the brain
Neuron The cells of the brain that transmit information to and from each other
Dendrite An "arm" that extends from the nucleus of a neuron connecting it to other neurons
Synapse The gap in between axons where neurotransmitters pass from one neuron to the next
Pituitary Gland Controls growth by releasing hormones in the body
Hypothalamus Helps to coordinate many functions in the brain, problems with it lead to depression and other disorders like ADHD.
Cerebrum The most "evolved" part of the brain. It contains the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes.
Depression People with this are sad, sleep a lot, and are difficult to cheer up
ADHD People with this have a hard time concentrating and are often talkative and hyper.
Anxiety People with this are very nervous, their heart races, and they get sweaty palms
Alzheimers A disease that leads to deterioration of the brain typically in old age
Parkinsons People with this have a difficult time controlling their movements and shake a lot.
Limbic System Connects the different lobes of the brain and controls emotion.
Myelination Super speeds nerve signals
Pruning Gets rid of un-needed connections
Adolescence Period when the brain starts to reorganize and the frontal lobe develops more
Adulthood Brain still forms new connections, but at a slower rate. There can be some atrophy
Childhood Brain increases 80% in size and there is an over-production of synapses.
Prenatal-Infancy Brain forms over 100 billion neurons
Who does number two work for? Austin Powers
I'm the dude, you're lebowski. The Big Lebowski
Created by: mmansour