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Brain Anatomy

QuestionAnswer
Emotional expression, personality, Broca's area Frontal Lobe
Hearing, taste, smell, memory, Wernicke's area Temporal Lobe
Emotions, sexual arousal, behavioral expression, recent memory Limbic System
Composed of thalamus and hypothalamus Diencephalon
Coordination of movements and equilibrium Cerebellum
Involuntary survival behaviors Brainstem
Controls visual functions (pupils & eye movements) and auditory functions Midbrain
Clusters sensory stimulation for interpretation, Tunes out continuing unimportant stimuli Thalamus
Regulates heart, respiratory rates, B/P, and protective reflexes Medulla
Sensory input Parietal Lobe
Helps with respiratory function, interprets facial sensation & movement, and eye movement Pons
Layers of protective tissue over brain and spinal cord Meninges
Most superficial meningeal layer Dura Mater
Middle meningeal layer Arachnoid Mater
Meninges directly on brain Pia Mater
Cavities within the brain, lined with meningeal tissue, that produce and reabsorb cerebrospinal fluid. Ventricles
Controls autonomic nervous system and pituitary gland, regulates production of several hormones, stimulates visceral responses in response to emotions, prompts shivering and sweating Hypothalamus
Controls vision and spatial relationships Occipital Lobe
Portion of occipital lobe that controls wakefulness Reticular Activating System
Controls most conscious processes Cerebral Cortex
Created by: adlarson