Thalamus -2 lobe like structers in the center of the forbrain is responsible for...?
most sensory info goes here, and if important it sends it to the appropriate area of the cortex, i.e,.. vision- eye to thalamus (deemed relavant info) -sent on the occipital lobe
Hypothalumus general functions?
connects the brains neurological functioning with endocrine hormonal functioning
Hypothalumus controlls the ANS if a __ is perceived the ___ is stimulated?
A1: = threat
A2: = Sympathetic N-system
Hypothalamus = master gland and controls many aspects of the ____ system?
The Hypothalamus regulates the ____ ?
The Hypothalamus 4 Basic drives aka 4 F's are?
fighting, fleeing, feeding, & fornicating
Hypothalamus is also very important in the sleep/wake cycles aka?
is a pea-sized structure located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus
The pituitary is divided into three sections known as the?
anterior, intermediate and posterior lobes,
the Pituitary gland- connected withe endocrine system
produces hormones which control other glands as well as various bodily functions, testies/ovaries, sperm/eggs, breast milk, adrenal glands
Hormones produced by the anterior lobe
regulate growth and stimulate the adrenal and thyroid glands as well as the ovaries and testes.
- It also generates prolactin, which enables new mothers to produce milk.
The intermediate lobe?
releases a hormone which stimulates the melanocytes, cells which control pigmentation through the production of melanin
The posterior lobe produces
antidiuretic hormone, which reclaims water from the kidneys and conserves it in the bloodstream to prevent dehydration. Oxytocin is also produced- aiding in uterine contraction during childbirth and stimulating the production of milk.
Basal Ganglia is a group of ____
3 structures lateral to the thalamus
Basal Ganglia functions?
important for movement, remembering how to do things
Basal Ganglia sends info to many areas of the ____ where it releases ACH.
Also important in ____
Deterioration of Basal Ganglia leads to ___?
A1. Cerebral cortex
A3: Alzheimer's Dz
Lymbic system- regulates emotions & motivation-- and includes what....?