These science flash cards talk about the sections that make up the structure of the brain
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|What is the function of the brain?
|It coordinates almost every mental and physical activity
|What are the four major divisions of the brain?
|Cerebrum Cerebellum Diancephalon Brain Stem
|- Largest & most upperpart of the brain - Controls consciousness, memory, sensations, emotions & voluntary movements
|The surface of the cerebrum
|Gyri (Singular: gyrus
|sulci (singular: sulcus)
|Divisions of the Cerebrum
|- Right Cerebral Hemishpere - Left Hemisphere
|What divides the Cerebrum
|What is the cerebellum?
|-Attaches to the brain stem -Maintains muscle tone -Coordinates movement & balance
|-Located between the midbrain and the cerebrum -Contains the thalmus & hypothalmus
|-Receives all sensory stimuli (except those of smell) and relays them to the cerebral cortex
|-Small region located just below the thalmus -Responsible for activating, controlling & integrating peripheral autonomic NS, Endocrin process, sensory: sleep appetite, temperature
|-A.K.A. Pineal Gland - Regulates biological clock -Produces melatonin -regulates day/night cycle -Regulates onset of puberty -Regulates menstrual cycle
|-Region between the diencephalon and the spinal cord -Consists of: Midbrain, pons, & medulla oblongata
|Upper part of the brain stem
|Located between the midbrain & medulla -Acts as a bridge to the upper portion of the brain
|-Lowest part of the brain stem -Continuous with the spinal cord -Conducts impulses between the brain & spinal cord -Controls vital functions (ie: respiration, blood pressure, heart rate)
|What is the function of the spinal cord
|-Pathway for impulses traveling to and from the brain -Carries 31 pair of spinal nerves that affect limbs and lower part of body
|What protects the spinal cord?
|- CSF - Three layers of the menenges -The bony encasement of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae