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The structure of the brain.

cerebrum The largest part of the brain, This is separated into two pairs called the Cerebral hemispheres. All conscious activities controlled by this.
Brain stem sit mostly inside the brain. At the base it turns into the spinal cord. This is made up of three parts:The medulla, the pons and the midbrain.
Medulla Found at the bottom of brain stem, controls automatic functions such as respiration and digestive system.
Pons assists in automatic functions, such as breathing also controls sleep and arousal.
Midbrain Contains areas that receive and process sensory information such as movement and vision.
Thalamus processes and carries messages for sensory information sent from ears,nose, eyes and skin to the cortex.
Hypothalamus Primarily responsible for homeostasis.
Homeostasis is the maintenance of a constant body condition, such as maintaining a constant heart rate, body temp and sleeping patter and many other things. The Hypothalamus is responsible for this.
Pituitary gland Controls hormone production, is the size of a pea and sits under the hypothalamus.
Frontal lobes located at the front of the brain, its functional are emotions, reasoning, movement and problem solving.
Parietal lobe behind frontal lobe, manages perception of senses, including taste, pain pressure, temperature and touch.
temporal lobe located in the region near your ears. It is concerned with recognition of sounds and smells.
Occipital lobe very back of the brain, responsible for various aspects of vision.
Created by: isurie