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Your Amazing Brain by Mind Map: Your Amazing Brain
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Your Amazing Brain

Adaptability.  The brain changes constantly. Integration.  Brain structures compete and cooperate. Sophistication.  The brain is highly complex.   (Jensen, 2005, p. 7)

Neuron

(The Brain, 2010)

Functions

transmits information

Etymology

(Harper, 2010)

nerve cell with appendages

Location

Structures

Glial Cells, Functions, physical support for neurons, transport nutrients to neurons, consume parts of dead neurons, regulate extracellular space, phagocytosis, This means the cells clean up the brain by eating exess, Etymology, glue, Location

Dendrite, Functions, conduct electrochemical stimulation to other neural cells, Etymology, tree, Location

Neurotransmitter, Functions, middlemen for neurons, carry info across synaptic gap for neurons, Etymology, receiver, Location

Synapse, Functions, pass on directions from neurons to cells, Etymology, conjunction, Location

Axon, Functions, contacts other cells, takes info away from other cells, Etymology, measurement, Location

Cerebrum

(The Brain, 2010)

Corpus Callosum

  (The Brain, 2010)  

Functions, facilitates communication between two hemispheres of cerebrum

Etymology, body

Cortex

(The Brain, 2010)

Etymology, outer shell

Functions, memory, thought, perception, attention, language

Location

Structures, Prefrontal Cortex, Etymology, forehead, Functions, speech, movement, emotions, problem solving, reasoning, planning, Location, Temporal Lobe, Etymology, of time, Functions, auditory memories, visual memories, other memory, some hearing, some vision pathways - perception, music, fear, sense of identity, What about Bourne Identity?, some language, some speech, some behavior and emotions, Location, Occipital Lobe, Etymology, back of skull, Functions, Vision, Reading, Location, Parietal Lobe, Functions, sense of touch, response to internal stimuli, sensory comprehension, some language and reading, some visual, Etymology, walls, Location

Functions

(The Brain, 2010)

controls all voluntary actions

Etymology

  (Harper, 2010)  

brain

Location

Brain Stem

(The Brain, 2010)

Structures

Pons, Functions, sleep, respiration, swallowing, bladder control, hearing, equilibrium, taste, eye movement, facial expressions, facial sensations, posture, Etymology, bridge, Location

Medulla Oblongata, Functions, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, balance, reflex centers, vomiting, sneezing, coughing, swallowing, Etymology, middle, Location

underneath the limbic system

Responsible for basic vital functions

Location

Cerebellum

Etymology

  (Harper, 2010)  

small brain

Functions

motor control

language

attention

emotion regulation

Location

Limbic Region

(Baily, 2010)

Structures, Hippocampus, Functions, long-term memory, spatial awareness/navigation, Etymology, type of sea monster, named because resemblance to a fish, Location, Hypothalamus, Functions, moods and motivation, sexual maturation, temperature regulation, hormonal body processes, Etymology, hypo=under, thalamus=part of brain where nerve emerges, Location, Thalamus, Functions, regulate sleep and consciousness, regulate sleep and consciousness, relay station - sorts out which sensory info to pass along to the cerebral cortex, Etymology, inner chamber (bedroom), Location, Amygdala, Functions, remembering emotions, processing emotions, damaged in binge drinking, Etymology, the tonsils, Location

referred to as the "emotional brain"

found burried in the Cerebellum

Etymology, edge

Location

Works Cited

Baily, Regina. (2010). Limbic System. Retrieved from http://biology.about.com/od/anatomy/a/aa042205a.htmubjects/anatomy/brain/Structure.shtml   Brain. (2010) Enchanted Learning. Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/brain/Structure.shtml   Brain Stem. (n.d.) [Graphic illustration of the Brain Stem]. Think Quest Library. Retrieved from http://library.thinkquest.org/26812/brainstem.html   Harper, Douglas. (2010). Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.etymonline.com/index.php   Jensen, E. (2005). Teaching with the brain in mind. (2nd edition). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.   Limbic Region of the Brain. (2010) [Graphic illustration of the Limbic Region of the Brain]. The Healthy Way to Sniff Away your Problems. Retrieved from http://essentialsurvival.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/limbic-system.jpg   Neuron. (n.d.) [Graphic illustration labeling parts of a neuron]. Enchanted Learning. Retrieved from http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/anatomy/brain/gifs/Neuron.GIF   Regions of the Human Brain. (2010). [Graphic illustration of Regions of the Human Brain]. SciBar Knutsford Discussions. Retrieved from http://www.knutsford-scibar.co.uk/previousscibardiscussions.htm