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Brain

Principle parts of the brain

PartDescription
Cerebrum senses voluntary muscle activity, intellectual and emotional processing ( thought, memory, reasoning)
Basal ganglia (nuclei) cognition, motor control (initiating and monitoring movements, inhibit antagonistic or unnecessary movements)
Cerebellum coordiantion and balance
Thalamus gateway to the cerebral cortex, mediates sensation, motor activities, cortical arousal and memory, sorting out and editing information
Hypothalamus autonomic control center, emotional response and behavior, body temperature, food intake, water balnce and thirst, sleep-wake cycles, endocrine system functioning
Corpora quadrigemina nuclei that corrdinate head and eye movements, auditory relay, startle reflex
Cerebral peduncles pyramidla motor tracts descending toward the spinal cord, tracts connecting the midbrain to the cerebellum
Pons conduction tracts, pathway between higher brain and centers and the spinal cord, cranial nerves, respiratory rhythm
Medulla oblongata heart beat, blood pressure, respiration
Limbic system fiber tracts and gray matter, emotions, feelings
Reticular formation govern the arousal of the brain as a whole, sensory input filter, muscle tone, coordination, autonomic centers, extend through the medulla, pons and mid-brain
Created by: gdemuth