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Brain Parts

Name the part of the brain being described

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Relays sensory messages to the cerebral cortex Thalamus
Edits and filters input to the cerebrum Thalamus
Control Center of the Autonomic Nervous System Hypothalamus
Connects the spinal cord with the "higher" parts of the brain Brain Stem
Works with the hypothalamus to regulate many automatic functions Brain Stem
Reflex center, controls movement of eyes and head as things change around us Midbrain
Relays signals between the motor cortex of the cerebrum and the cerebellum Pons
Regulates heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure Medulla
Enables the body to maintain its posture and move in a smooth and coordinated way Cerebellum
Its name means "little brain" Cerebellum
Cerebrospinal fluid is produced in these brain cavities Ventricles
The limbic system's "fear coordinator" Amygdala
The thinking part of the cerebral cortex Prefrontal Cortex
Masses of gray matter deep within the cerebrum's white matter Basal Nuclei
Continuously receives a stream of input about the body's current position and movement from stretch receptors in muscles, tendons, and joints, from the eyes, and from balance receptors in the ears Cerebellum
The repository of skilled movements Premotor Cortex
Initiates movements Primary Motor Cortex
Continuously fine-tunes movements as the body flees from danger Cerebellum
Releases hormones that control the pituitary gland Hypothalamus
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