Science Quiz / AP Psych - Parts of the Brain

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

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