What is the difference between a gyrus and a sulcus?
A gyrus is a bump in the brain, a sulcus is a groove.
What is the cerebral cortex?
The cerebral cortex is the brain's outer layer of gray matter. It is comprised of four main lobes.
What are the four main lobes comprising the cerebral cortex?
- frontal lobe
- parietal lobe
- temporal lobe
- occipital lobe
Where is the frontal lobe located?
What functions are associated with the frontal lobe?
- parts of speech
- problem solving
- decision making
Where is the parietal lobe located?
What functions are associated with the parietal lobe?
- perception of stimuli
Where is the temporal lobe located?
What 3 functions are associated with the temporal lobe?
- perception/recognition of auditory stimuli
Where is the occipital lobe located?
What function is associated with the occipital lobe?
What are the two main components of the brain stem?
What are three main components of the hindbrain?
Where is the pons located?
What functions are associated with the pons?
Where is the medulla located?
What are some functions associated with the medulla?
Where is the cerebellum located?
What are some functions associated with the cerebellum?
Fine motor control
Balance and equilibrium
Where is the limbic system located?
What are some functions supported by the limbic system?
- long-term memory
- olfaction (smell)
Where is the thalamus located?
What is the function of the thalamus?