Parts of the brain with brief descriptions and locations.
Location of conscious thinking and emotions. Initiate movements and speech. Store memories, exercise impulse control in social and sexual behaviour, initiate activity and judgement. Also sense of smell.
Receive sensory information. Perception, such as awareness of right and left sides of the body, and proprioception. Help understand what is said. Located behind the frontal lobe.
Stores memories, experiences strong emotions, smell and taste. Plays a role in orientation and appreciation of time. Located beneath the frontal and parietal lobes.
Primarily vision. Located behind and below the temporal and parietal lobes.
Large, double-lobed middle structure. Part of the visual and auditory systems. Right in the middle basically.
Controls the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems, and organizes behaviours related to the survival of the species. Under and in front of the thalamus.
Involved in control of automatic behaviours like breathing, blood pressure, sleep, and alertness. Also relays sensory information to brain areas. Lowermost part of the brain.
Integrates visual, auditory, vestibular and somatosensory information as well as information about individual muscle movements. Exerts a coordinating and smoothing effect on movements. Big thing at the back and bottom of the brain.
Encodes certain types of memory(spatial memory, declarative memory). Snakey thing wrapped around the thalamus.
Very important for emotional learning. Tiny lil bean at the end of the hippocampus.
Control voluntary movement. includes some kinds of learning and memory, like the automatizing of motor skills like typing, riding a bike, or driving a car. Conch thing around the thalamus.
Band of myelinated axons that connects the two cerebral hemispheres. Largest cerebral connector. Just under the Frontal and Parietal lobes, just above the Basal Ganglia and Thalamus.
Primary Motor Cortex
At the back of the frontal lobe. Generates the motor commands resulting in voluntary movement.
Primary Olfactory Cortex
Near the amygdala and hippocampus where odor information is maintained in temporary storage.
Primary Somatosensory Cortex
Front part of the parietal lobe. First relay for touch information from the thalamus.