Regions of the brain

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  1. What are the 6 regions of the brain?
    • cerebrum
    • diencephalon
    • midbrain
    • pons
    • medulla oblongata
    • cerebellum
  2. What is the function of the cerebrum?
    • conscisou thought processes
    • intellectual function
    • memory storage and processing
    • skeletal muscle regulation (conscious and subconscious)
  3. What are the 2 parts of the diencephalon and describe their functions
    • thalamus: relay and processing centers for sensory info
    • hypothalamus: centers controlling emotions, autonomic functions, hormone production
  4. What is the function of the midbrain?
    • processing visual and auditory data
    • generating reflex somatic motor responses
    • maintenance of consciousness
  5. What are the functions of the pons?
    • relaying sensory info to cerebellum and thalamus
    • subconsiocu somatic and visceral motor centers
  6. What are the functions of the medulla oblongata?
    • relaying sensory info to thalamus and brain stem
    • autonomic centers for visceral function regulation
  7. What are the functions of the cerebellum?
    • coordinating complex somatic motor patterns
    • adjusting output of somotic motor centers in brain and spinal cord
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Regions of the brain
2014-05-03 10:41:33
biom2020 thebrain nervoussystem
regions of the brain and their functions
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