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Transcript of The Brain
by: Gina, Shelly
Located at the base of the brain where signals from the brain and the body’s hormonal system interact, the hypothalamus maintains the body’s status quo. It monitors numerous bodily functions such as blood pressure and body temperature, as well as controlling body weight and appetite.
Lying deep in the center of the limbic emotional brain, this powerful structure, the size and shape of an almond, is constantly alert to the needs of basic survival including sex, emotional reactions such as anger and fear.
The part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord. The brain stem controls functions basic to the survival of all animals, such as heart rate, breathing, digesting foods, and sleeping.
Two peach-size mounds of folded tissue located at the top of the brain stem, the cerebellum is the guru of skilled, coordinated movement
This is the largest brain structure in humans and accounts for about two-thirds of the brain’s mass. It is divided into two sides the left and right hemispheres that are separated by a deep groove down the center from the back of the brain to the forehead.
Is the most recently evolved part of the brain and the last to develop in young adulthood. It’s dorso lateral pre frontal circuit is the brain’s top executive. It organizes responses to complex problems, plans steps to an objective, searches memory for relevant experience, adapts strategies to accommodate new data, guides behavior with verbal skills and houses working memory.
Controls memory storage area, emotion, hearing, and, on the left side, language.
Receives and processes sensory information from the body including calculating location and speed of objects.
Processes visual data and routes it to other parts of the brain for identification and storage.
Located deep within the brain, it processes new memories for long-term storage.
Located at the top of the brain stem, the thalamus acts as a two-way relay station, sorting, processing, and directing signals from the spinal cord and mid-brain structures up to the cerebrum, and conversely from the cerebrum down the spinal cord to the nervous system.
Willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.
Using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning; instinctive.
To accept something as true, genuine, or real.
Free of worries and responsibilities.
To recognize the quality, significance, or magnitude.
The ability to visualize, articulate, and solve both complex and uncomplicated problems and concepts and make decisions that are sensical based on available information.
Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.
Attentive to potential problems or dangers.
Individual pays much needed attention to small, important information that helps make up the big picture.
Forming or following in a logical order or sequence.