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What is the central nervous system

Brain and spinal cord

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What is the cerebellum

Area of the brain that contains the balance and coordination centres

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What is the cerebral cortex

Cells of the cerebrum
Receive sensory info and coordinated voluntary movements and decision making in light of experience

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What is the cerebral hemisphere

Two regions into which the cerebrum is divided

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What is the cerebrum

Region of the brain that has motor , sensory and association areas

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What is the corpus callosum?

Band of tissue on the brain that connects the two cerebral hemispheres

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What is peripheral nervous system

Consists of peripheral nerves
And includes
Somatic nervous system
And
Autonomic nervous system

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What is SNS

Controls voluntary actions by skeletal muscles

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What is the ANS

Involuntary actions by glands, smooth muscles and cardiac muscles

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What is the limbic system ?

Collection of regions within brain which supports a variety of function including long term memory, emotion, behaviour and motivation

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What is the medulla

Controls involuntary autonomic responses such as heart and breathing rates, secretion of digestive juices and peristalsis

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What is meant by the localisation I’d brain functions in the cerebral cortex

Specific functions are located in discrete / specific regions of the cerebral cortex