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Frontal lobe

Motor function, higher level thinking & speech

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Parietal lobe

Sensory processing & speech and language processing

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Temporal lobe

Hearing and smell

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Primary motor area

Major motor function

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Diencephalon

Houses thalamus and hypothalamus

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Primary sensory area

Processes major senses

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Brain stem

Contains pons, midbrain, medulla, connects brain to the spinal cord and controls some of ANS

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Cerebral hemisphere

Houses the four lobes

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Cerebellum

Matches intention with function & controls balance

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Medulla

Merges with spinal cord and controls major ANS functions suck as breathing, heartbeat and vomiting

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Occipital lobe

Vision

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Pons

Bridge for spinal tracts into brain

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Cerebral aqueduct

Connects 3rd and 4th ventricle

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Cerebral peducle

Tracts for impulses in and out of spinal cord

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Choroid plexus

Located in epithalamus and produces cerebral spinal fluid

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Corpus callosum

Connects left and right hemispheres

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Corpora quadrigemina

Visual and auditory reflex center

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Fourth ventricle

Cerebral spinal fluid filled space, formed from neural tube

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Mammillary body

Part of hypothalamus that controls smell

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Medulla oblongata

Part of brain stem that connects to spinal cord (posterior) and mid brain (anterior) and controls some ANS function

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Hypothalamus

Regulate temperature and metabolism; helps maintain homeostasis, controls hormones, processes smell and houses limbic system

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Pineal body

Part of epithalamus, makes hormones & contributes to ANS function

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Pituitary gland

Part of hypothalamus and controls hormones

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Pons

Bridge between midbrain and medulla oblongata; part of brain stem

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Thalamus

Encloses 3rd ventricle and processes sensory information & send it to the correct brain region