Science Quiz / AP Psych - Parts of the Brain

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

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