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Cerebrum

Largest part of the brain, divided into left and right hemispheres (separated by the CORPUS COLLOSUM), left controls right of body, and vice versa

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Cerbellum

2nd largest part of the brain, located near the back of the cerebrum, where impulses arise that give rise to movement, coordination, smooth and fine motor functions, and maintains muscle tone, posture and balance/coordination.

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Medulla Oblongata

Another name for the brain stem. Main pathway between the brain and spinal cord- controls heartbeat and breathing.

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Corpus Collosum

Conducts impulses from the left hemisphere to the right (& vice versa).

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Cerebral Cortex

Responsible for intelligence, covers the hemispheres.

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Thalamus

Located in the centre of the brain. Relay station for information going towards the cerebrum. Channels information to the appropriate place and prevents sensory overload. Autistic people can have sensory overloads.

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Hypothalamus

Controls the pituitary gland, hunger, thirst, sleep regulation, body temperature, water levels and blood pressure.