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A think band of nerve fibers that connects large areas of the cerebral cortex on each side of the brain and supports communication of information across the hemispheres.
A set of subcortical structures that directs intentional movements.
A subcortical structure that relays and filters information from the senses and transmits the information to the cerebral cortex
A subcortical structure that regulates body temperature, hunger, thirst and sexual behavior.
The outermost layer of the brain, visible to the naked eye and divided into two hemispheres
A part of the limbic system that plays a central role in many emotional processes, particularly the formation of emotional memories
A structure critical for creating new memories and integrating them into a network of knowledge so that they can be stored indefinitely in other parts of the cerebral cortex.
A brain structure that regulates sleep, wakefulness, and levels of arousal.
A part of the midbrain that is involved in movement and arousal.
A large structure of the hindbrain that controls fine motor skills
A brain structure that relays information from the cerebellum to the rest of the brain
An extension of the spinal cord into the skull that coordinates heart rate, circulation and respiration.
An area in the cerebral motor cortex in the frontal lobe that is responsible for speech production
A region of the cerebral cortex that has specialized areas for movement, abstract thinking, planning and judgement
An area in the brain that is responsible for comprehension of receptive speech.
A region of the cerebral cortex responsible for hearing and language
A part of the midbrain that orients an organism in the environment
A region of the cerebral cortex that processes visual information.
A region of the cerebral cortex whose functions include processing information about touch