Flashcards in 4.25 Cerebrum 2 Deck (19):
What does the cerebrum allow us to do?
- produce movement
- understand visual cues
- nonverbal communication
- decision making
etc etc etc
What are the two major components of the cerebrum?
- cerebral hemispheres
What are the parts of the diencephalon?
general function of the thalamus
monitors cortical activity
How many groups of thalamic nuclei?
What are the thalamic nuclei groups separated by?
What are the 3 groups of thalamic nuclei?
thalamic nuclei groups: anterior consists of
What are association nuclei?
- reciprocal connections that allow filtering of information
- helps with adjusting emotions, memories, etc
thalamic nuclei groups: Which ones are only made up of association nuclei?
thalamic nuclei groups: What does the lateral group consist of?
- ventral: relay nuclei
- dorsal: association nuclei
What is the function of the relay nuclei in the ventral lateral thalamic nuclei group?
gets info to cortex
What is the hypothalamus important for?
- reproductive activities and behaviors
- defensive behaviors
- emotional expressions
- circadian rhythms
- endocrine regulation
What does the hypothalamus integrate?
- autonomic ⬌ behavior
(i.e. stressed » eating cupcakes)
- coordination of digestive activity with food seeking
What is in the epithalamus?
function of the pineal gland
function of melatonin
keeps us on a normal diurnal schedule