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Peripheral Nervous System

Composed of all of the body’s nerves

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Central Nervous System

Composed of the brain and spinal cord

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Cerebrum

4 lobes of the brain (front, temporal, parietal, occipital)

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Frontal Lobe

Involved in motor function, problem solving, memory, language, judgement, impulse control, and social behavior

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Temporal Lobe

Involved in processing memories, integrating them with sensations of taste, sound, sight and touch and remembering faces

Receives sensory info such as sounds and comprehending meaningful speech

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Parietal Lobe

Processes sensory info that has to do with taste, temp, touch

Involved with sensory info: math, spelling, manipulation of objects

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Occipital Lobe

Responsible for sight

Assigns meaning to and remembers visual perceptions

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Cerebellum

Means the “Little Brain” in Latin

Helps coordinate voluntary movement and balance

Nonverbal learning/memory

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Brain Stem

Responsible for automatic survival functions

Controls heartbeat & breathing

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Hippocampus

Memory processing

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Amygdala

Fight or flight, fear, stress

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Pituitary Gland

Secretes hormones into the blood, especially during puberty

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Hypothalamus

Regulates hunger, thirst, body temperature, pleasure

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Limbic System

The emotional brain

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Midbrain, Pons, Medulla Oblongata

Parts of the brain stem

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Corpus Callosum

Large bundle of tissue that connects the 2 hemispheres

Pathway of information from one side to the other

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Frontal Lobe

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Parietal Lobe

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Occipital Lobe

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Cerebellum

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Brain Stem

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Temporal Lobe

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Midbrain

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Pons

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Medulla Oblongata

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Brain Stem

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Hippocampus

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Amygdala

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Pituitary Gland

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Hypothalamus

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Corpus Callosum

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Midbrain

Part of the brain stem that is involved in motor movement, particularly movements of the eye, and in auditory and visual processing

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Pons

Part of the brain stem that is involved in the control of intensity of breathing and sleep cycles; communication between different parts of the brain; sensations such as hearing, taste, and balance

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Medulla Oblongata

Part of the brain stem that is in charge of breathing and heartbeat

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Memory

Our ability to encode, store, retain and subsequently recall information and past experiences; this is a BRAIN WIDE PROCESS!

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