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Brain words

Parts of the brain-Johnson Suffern

Cerebrum Largest part- controls thinking, speaking, and voluntary muscle movements
Cerebellum small part at the base of the brain- controls balance, movement and muscle coordination
Prefrontal Cortex located behind your forehead, makes decisions, makes plans, and stays organized
Amygdala small part at the TOP OF THE BRAIN STEM- controls emotions
Brain Stem part that connects to your spinal cord, controls involuntary functions such as breathing, heart beat, blood circulation and digestion
Hippocampus center of the brain, helps store and controls short term memory, long term memory and working memory
Pituitary Gland small gland behind the bridge of our nose that releases hormones into your body, controls metabolism, and controls amounts of sugar and water in your body
Occipital lobe back of the brain and controls vision, brains ability to process and understand visual information (colors/ distances)
Parietal lobe top of the brain, takes sensory info (touch, smell, sight, vision, hearing) and processes it- focuses on language processes and math
Created by: jejohnson12