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the brain is composed of how many parts

3 parts

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1. hindbrain?

located in the rear base of the skull
includes: the cerebellum,medulla,pons

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cerebellum

controls posture, balance and voluntary movements

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medulla

controls breathing, heart rate and reflexes

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pons

functions asbridge between spinal cord and brain procedures chemicals for sleep

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2. midbrain

small parts of the brain above the pons that arouses the brain,
integrates sensory information and relays it upwards
medulla, pons,midbrain make up most of the brain stem and the reticular activating system (RAS) which alerts the brain to incoming signals and regulates sleep and wake cycles.

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3. forebrain

covers the brains central core

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outer layer of the forebrain

its called the cereal cortex,
it controls higher thinking process.... ability to read, learn,see, understand and store information

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the inner layer of the forebrain

the cerebrum

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limbic system

regulates our emotions and motivations
contains the hypothalamus, amygdala,thalmus,and hippocampus

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Thalamus

which intergrates all sensory input except smell and relays information to and from the cortex

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just below the Thamalus

Hypothamalus
controls hunger, thirst, sexual behaviour and reactions to temperature.

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Amygdala

controls emotions like rage and anger and lack of empathy

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Hippocampus

helps in the formation of memories