PSY/340 Version 3
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Brain Structures and Functions Worksheet
Provide a brief description for each of the following functions: 1.
Controls cognition, movement coordination, and voluntary movement.
Thick band of nerve fibers that connects the two hemispheres of the brain.
The lobe involved in hearing, language comprehension, and memory.
The portion of the (mammalian) brain that is responsible for visual processing.
The lobe involved in organization, planning, and inhibition control.
The largest and most highly developed part of the human brain. Spinal cord
Portion of the central nervous system which carries information between the brain and the body.
Latin for “little brain” this structure is involved in balance, posture, and movement.
Responsible for regulating crucial body functions such as respiration and heart rate.
Involved in sleep and dreams.
Involved in learning, short term memory, spatial memory, and damaged by Alzheimer’s disease.
Located within the temporal lobe. It is involved in several functions including, arousal, automatic responses associated with fear, memory, emotional responses, hormonal secretions. 13. Pituitary gland
A small endocrine organ that controls a multitude of important functions in the body. It is also known as the "master gland" because it directs other endocrine glands to induce or suppress the production of 14. hormones.
Part of the brain which produces hormones that control body temperature, hunger/thirst, mood, sex drive, and circadian rhythm. Also responsible for the release of hormones from the pituitary gland. 15. Thalamus
Contains many different areas that act as a relay station between the...