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frontal lobe

deals with speaking, planning, and judgment: aka higher-level thinking

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parietal lobe

receives sensory input for movement and touch. Contains the sensory cortex

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occipital lobe

receives information from visual fields (your eyes)

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temporal lobe

deals with hearing. Receives information from the opposite ear and contains the Wernicke's area

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motor cortex

controls voluntary movements such as raising your hand

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sensory cortex

processes body touch and movement, like temperature and pain

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visual cortex

processes visual information as well

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auditory cortex

receives and processes the contents of sounds, voices, or music

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brocca's area

deals with the production of language and speaking

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wernicke's area

deals with understanding language

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corpus callosum

ensures both sides of the brain can communicate and send signals to each other.

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brainstem

the oldest part of the brain; located near the spinal cord. it is responsible for automatic survival functions.

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medulla

the base of the brainstem. Controls heartbeat and breathing.

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reticular formation

nerve network that travels through the brainstem and thalamus. Plays a part in controlling arousal and consciousness

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thalamus

the brain's sensory control center that receives messages and then directs them to corresponding lobes in the brain. Information about smell is the only sense that doesn't pass through

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cerebellum

processes sensory information, coordinates movement and balance, enables implicit memories.

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spinal cord

send motor commands from the brain to the body, send sensory information from the body to the brain, and coordinate reflexes

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amygdala

linked to emotion (fear and aggression)

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hypothalamus

helps regulate the endocrine system. Directs maintenance activities that have to do with the four Fs: Fighting, Fleeing, Feeding, Mating

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hippocampus

processes explicit memory

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pituitary gland

referred to as the “master gland” because it monitors and regulates many bodily functions through the hormones that it produces, including growth and reproductive development

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