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Flashcards in The Brain Deck (5)
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1

Cerebrum

-Controls voluntary actions
-Convoluted for high surface area
-Right side of body is coordinated for by Left side

2

Cerebellum

-Controls unconscious functions (eg. posture and balance)
—Receives information from ears and muscles

3

Medulla Oblongata

-Used in autonomic control (eg. heart rate)
-Controls reflex activities
-Contains regulatory centres of the autonomic nervous system

4

Hypothalamus

-Regulatory centre for temperature and water balance
-Has parasympathetic and sympathetic centres
-Controls complex patterns of behaviour (eg. aggression)
-Monitors composition of blood plasma and produces hormones

5

Pituitary Gland (Master Gland)

-Stores and releases hormones (made by hypothalamus)
-Found at base of hypothalamus
-Controls most glands in the body
-Produces 6 hormones
-Has an anterior and posterior region