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Brain region functions

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studentdo2021's version from 2018-03-05 19:27

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Question Answer
thalamusrelay center (except olfactory)
hypothalamuscentral regulator of homeostasis
pineal glandmaintains Circadian rhythms
midbrain tegmentum"floor" that surrounds cerebral aqueduct
midbrain tectum"roof" that controls auditory & visual reflexes
cerebral aqueductconnects 3rd & 4th ventricles
4th ventriclehelps form central canal; CSF; aids cushioning effect
ponsbridges sensory information between left and right
cerebellumreceives sensory info and regulates movements
medullacenter for respiration and circulation
superior colliculusprimary integrating center for eye movements
inferior colliculusmidbrain nucleus for auditory pathways
cerebral cortexhigher brain function (thought, actions)
hippocampusregulates emotions; integrates memories to long-term
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