Spring break homework by Adrian Martinez Per: 3 (The function of the…
Spring break homework by Adrian Martinez Per: 3
What is the brain?
Large mass of nerve tissue.
Protected by a hard object called the skull.
Controls the major body system.
The function of the Cerebrum
Largest part of the brain.
The outermost layer of the cerebrum is the cerebral cortex.
Deep folds and wrinkles increase in the brain so more information can be processed.
Cerebrum is divided by two halves.
The function of the THH.
The thalamus acts as a gatekeeper for messages passed between the spinal cord and the cerebral hemispheres.
The hypothalamus controls emotions. It also regulates your body's temperature and controls crucial urges such as eating or sleeping.
The hippocampus sends memories to be stored in appropriate sections of the cerebrum and then recalls them when necessary.
How does the brain even work?
The brain contains millions of nerves
The nerves are arranged in patterns that coordinate feelings.
The brain is responsible for parts in your body.
What will happen if the brain stops functioning?
If the brain stops working some of the body parts like the liver or kidney will be able to function for a short period of time.
When the brain stops working also the other parts of the body stop working including the heart.
When the brain stops functioning normally in a daily basis the nerves that make contact with the brain will die off and one of the five sense will not work which is the touching sense.
The brain's hemispheres.
The frontal lobes control thinking, planing, organizing, problem solving, short term memory and movement.
The Parietal Lobes
The parietal lobes interpret sensory information, such as taste, temperature and touch.
The Occipital lobes
The occipital lobes process images from your eyes and link that information with images stored in memory.
The Temporal lobes
The temporal lobes process information from your senses of smell, taste and sound. They also play a role in memory storage.
The function of the Peripheral system
The peripheral nervous system is all the nerves in your body, aside from the ones in your brain and spinal cord.
Acts as a communication relay between the brain and extremities.
For example, if you touch a hot stove, the pain signals travel from your finger to your brain in a split second.
just as short a time, your brain tells the muscles in your arm and hand to snatch your finger off the hot stove.
The function of the neurons(In your Brain)
Nerve cells (neurons) have two main types of branches coming off their cell bodies.
Dendrites receive incoming messages from other nerve cells.
Axons carry outgoing signals from the cell body to other cells such as a nearby neuron or muscle cell.
Interconnected with each other, neurons are able to provide efficient, lightning-fast communication.
Words That did not know but learn what there definitions were
Extremities and Dentryties
The function of the Cerebellum
The brain stem links the brain to the spinal cord.
It works to combine sensory information from the eyes, ears and muscles to help coordinate movement.
The cerebellum is a wrinkled ball of tissue below and behind the rest of your brain.