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Flashcards in Parts of the Brain Deck (17):
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Cerebellum

Hindbrain
Coordinated movement

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Medulla oblongata

Hindbrain
Autonomic functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure

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Pons

Hindbrain
Relays signals between cerebellum, medulla, and rest of the brain
Involved in sleep, respiration, swallowing, taste, bladder control, and balance

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Inferior Colliculus

Midbrain
Processes auditory signals and sends them to medial geniculate nucleus in the thalamus

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Superior Colliculus

Midbrain
Processes visual signals and participates in eye control

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Amygdala

Forebrain
Processes memory, emotions, and decision-making

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Basal ganglia

Forebrain
Participate in motivation, controlling eye movements, and modulate decision-making

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Frontal lobe

Forebrain
Voluntary movement, memory processing, planning, motivation, and attention

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Hippocampus

Forebrain
Consolidation of short-term memory into long-term memory

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Hypothalamus

Forebrain
Link between nervous system and endocrine system via pituitary gland

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Occipital Lobe

Forebrain
Visual Processing

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Parietal Lobe

Forebrain
Sensory Processing

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Pineal Gland

Forebrain
Modulates sleep through melatonin production

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Posterior Pituitary

Forebrain
Projection through which hypothalamus secretes oxytocin and vasopressin

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Septal Nuclei

Forebrain
Part of the reward pathway

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Temporal Lobe

Forebrain
Processing sense information to help form memory and attach meaning to info
Includes Wernicke's area

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Thalamus

Forebain
Relays sense and motor signals and regulates sleep and alertness