Science Quiz / AP Psych - Parts of the Brain

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

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