Neuroscience I & II

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  1. What are the three main parts of the brain?
    • Brain Stem - Basic Survival Functions
    • Limbic System - Intermediate Functions
    • Cerebral cortex - Advanced Functions 
  2. What is Regionalization mean in the brain?
    Regionalization - The brain has different parts for specific functions.
  3. What are some functions of the Brain Stem?
    • Reperation
    • Maintaing Blood Pressure
  4. What are some functions of the Limbic System?
    • Sexual Reproduction
    • Sexual Attraction
    • Memory
    • Emotion
  5. What are some functions of the Cerebral cortex?
    • Awareness
    • Thinking
    • Visual information
    • Auditory information
    • Touch information 
    • Motor coordination 
  6. What are the four Sub-Regions for the Brainstem?
    • Cerebellum
    • Medulla
    • Pons
    • Reticular formation 
  7. What are the four Sub-Regions for the Limbic System?
    • Thalamus
    • Hypothalmus
    • Hippcampus
    • Amygdala
  8. What are the four Sub-Regions for the Cerebral cortex?
    • Occipital lobe
    • Temporal lobe
    • Parietal lobe
    • Frontal lobe
  9. What is the function of the Cerebellum?
    Coordinated movement ( Motor Control )
  10. What is the function of the Medulla?
    • Heart rate
    • Breathing
    • Blood vessel dilation
    • Digestion
    • Sneezing
    • Swallowing
    • Vomiting
  11. What is the function of the Pons?
    Conscious State ( Alertness )
  12. What is the function of the Reticular Formation?
    Sense of Touch
  13. What is the function of the Thalamus?
    Tactile & Sensory Information
  14. What is the function of the Hypothalamus?
    • Regulation of:
    • Sleep
    • Hunger
    • Thirst
    • Sexual Behavior
  15. What is the function of the Hippocampus?
    • Memory Processing 
    • Memory Formation
  16. What is the function of the Amygdala?
    Processing of emotions
  17. What is the function of the Occipital lobe?
    Visual Information
  18. What is the function of the Temporal lobe?
    • Auditory Information 
    • Language Processing 
  19. What is the function of the Parietal lobe?
    Touch Information
  20. What is the function of the Frontal lobe?
    • Motor Coordination 
    • Thinking & Decision Making
  21. What part of the body does the left side of the brain control?
    Right body
  22. What part of the body does the right side of the brain control?
    Left Body
  23. What is Gray matter made up of?
    Cell bodies & Dendrites
  24. What is White matter made up of?
    Axons 
  25. What is the Corpus Callosum?
    Connection point & Main communication from the left & Right Hemispheres of the brain. ( Axons sends information through bundles of fiber) 
  26. What do ventricles in the brain do?
    Allows a  secondary Circulation ( Spinal Fluid ).
  27. What is the Nervous System?
    A bunch of circuits that communicate with each other and controls the body & mind. 
  28. What is the function of the Spinal cord?
    Mediates communication between the brain & Peripheral nervous system. 
  29. What are Sub Components of the Nervous System?
    • Central NS
    • Peripheral NS
  30. What are Sub Components of the Central Nervous System?
    • Brain
    • Spinal Cord
  31. What are Sub Components of the Peripheral Nervous System?
    • Somatic Nervous System
    • Autonomic Nervous System
  32. What are Sub Components of the Autonomic Nervous System?
    • Sympathetic Nervous System
    • Parasympathetic Nervous System
  33. What is the function of the Somatic Nervous System?
    Body Movement i.e Skeletal Muscles
  34. What is the Sympathetic Nervous System?
    Fight or Flight ( Stop digestion, Saliva Flow )
  35. What is the Parasympathetic Nervous System?
    Rest & Digest ( Lowers blood pressure, promotes digestion, Lowers brain activity)

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Neuroscience I & II
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2017-01-18 20:56:35
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Areas of the brain and their functions
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