Nt1310 Unit 2 Study Guide

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DEVELOP A WRITTEN KEY THAT IDENTIFIES STRUCTUrES OF YOOUR MODEL ALOMg WITH their FUNCTION AND ICONIC REPRESENTATION Thalamus: The thalamus relays messages to all parts of the brain and allow them to communicate information. Hypothalamus: The hypothalamus regulates thirst and hunger and coordinates with different parts of the brain to maintain homeostasis in the body. Amygdala: The amygdala deals with aggression and emotions. Cerebellum: The cerebellum allows us to coordinate movement and allows for balance. It contains more neurons than any part of the brain because it is a significant part of the brain that requires the use of many neural connections. It is located at the back of the brain in the lower half. Reticular Activating System: A major part of the brain stem, The RAS…show more content…
It is part of the central nervous system, and has nerve fibers that send messages to the brain. Hippocampus: Memory is the main purpose of the hippocampus. It allows us to story long-term and permanent memories. Pituitary Gland: The pituitary gland coordinates growth and blood pressure. It coordinates with the hypothalamus to maintain homeostasis in the body. Pons: The pons sends messages from the front half of the brain to the cerebellum. It sends information for sleep, hearing, taste, and even eye movement. Corpus Callosum: The corpus callosum connects both hemispheres of the brain and allows them to relay messages between one another. People who have a severed corpus callosum can essentially function as 2 different people at the same time, with the left half of their body performing one task, and the right half another. Frontal Lobe: As the largest lobe in our brain, this lobe play a significant role in personality and impulse control. It allows planning for the future and attention. As seen by Phineas Gage, these aspects of a person are drastically impacted if the frontal lobe is
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