AP Psych - Parts of the Brain

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Area at front of parietal lobe; registers and processes body touch and movement sensations
Covers hemispheres, ultimate control and information-processing center
Neurons that carry outgoing information from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and glands
Connects hindbrain with midbrain and forebrain; control of facial expressions
Lies above ears; includes auditory areas, each side receives information from opposite ear
Pathway of neural fibers to and from brain, controls reflexes
Part of limbic system, fear and aggression
Part of limbic system, receives sensory signals from spinal cord and sends them to other areas of the brain
Neurons that carry incoming information from sensory receptors to brain and spinal cord
'Little brain'; habitual muscle movements, basic biological functions
Neural system associated with emotions and drives
Bundled axons that form neural 'cables'
Lies at rear of frontal lobe; controls voluntary movements
Layer of fatty tissue encasing fibers of neurons; enables greater transmission speed of neural impulses
Connects brain's hemispheres; removal can stop seizures
Oldest part and central core of brain, responsible for automatic survival functions
Helps control arousal, filters stimuli going to thalamus and relays information to other areas
Lies at top of head and toward rear; receives sensory information (touch and body position)
Extension of a neuron, ending in branching fibers
Lies at back of head; receives information from visual fields
Neurons within the brain and spinal cord
Lies behind forehead; speaking, muscle movements, making plans, judgment
Junction between axon tip of one neuron and dendrite of another; small gap
Bushy, branching extensions of a neuron
Master endocrine gland
Part of limbic system, controls body temperature, libido, hunger, thirst, endocrine system, biological rhythms; pleasure center, reward center
Part of limbic system, new memories, before storage
A nerve cell
Controls blood pressure, heart rate, breathing
Chemical messengers that cross synaptic gaps between neurons; bind to receptor sites on receiving neuron

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Tags:brain, function, psych