Parts of Brain

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions…
What are the major parts of the brain and what are their functions?

Thank you!!

Hello! Let me see if I can come up with a list real quick!

  • Brainstem: connects brain and spinal cord and is responsible for automatic functions

  • Medulla: controls heartbeat and breathing

  • Thalamus: directs messages to sensory receiving areas in the cortex and transmits replies to the cerebellum and medulla

  • Cerebellum: processes sensory input and coordinating movement output and balance

  • Amygdala: linked to emotion

  • Hypothalamus: directs several maintenance activities/homeostasis (eating, drinking, body temperature), and helps govern the pituitary gland; also linked to emotions and rewards

  • Pons: regulates sleeping and dreaming

  • Frontal Lobes: involved in speaking and muscle movements and making plans and judgments

  • Parietal Lobes: receives sensory input for touch and body position

  • Occipital Lobes: receives information from the visual fields

  • Temporal Lobes: receives information primarily from the opposite ear

  • Copus Callosum: connects the two brain hemispheres and carries messages between them

  • Broca’s Area: controls language expression

  • Wernicke’s Area: controls language reception, comprehension, and expression!

Hope this helped! :grinning:


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