Showing posts with label Forebrain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Forebrain. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Forebrain


We just learned about the diancephalon.

The diencephalon, along with the cerebrum make up the forebrain. This is the large part of the brain that takes up most of the skull.

The forebrain is also known as the prosencephalon.


(from: wikipedia - cerebrum)

(from: wikipedia - diencephalon)


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Diancephalon


We just learned about the hindbrain.

Another part of the brain is the diancephalon.

We learned before about the thalamus, hypothalamus and subthalamus.
All of those parts together are what make up the diancephalon.


(from: wikipedia - diencephalon)


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Subthalamus


We just learned about the epithalamus.

Another part of the brain is called the subthalamus.

This part of the brain helps move the arms and legs.


(from: wikipedia - subthalamus)


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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Epithalamus


We just learned about Hypothalamus.

Another part of the brain is the epithalamus.

This part of the brain helps control our sleep and our feelings.


(from: wikipedia - epithalamus)


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hypothalamus


We just learned about the part of the brain called the thalamus.

Another part of the brain is the hypothalamus.

Just like the thalamus, this is part of the forebrain, and it helps control your body temperature, your hunger, sleep and even what you do when you are afraid.


(from: wikipedia - hypothalamus)


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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thalamus


We just learned about the Occipital Lobe in the Cerebrum.

Another part of the brain by the cerebrum is called the Thalamus.

This part of the brain helps send messages back and forth from the cerebrum to all parts of the body like your eyes and ears.

It also helps you stay awake when you want or fall asleep when you're tired.


(from: wikipedia - thalamus)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Occipital Lobe


We just learned about Temporal Lobe.

Another part of the brain is the Occipital Lobe.

This part of the brain is used to take the things you see and turn them into pictures that your brain can understand.


(from: wikipedia - occipital lobe)


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Temporal Lobe


We just learned about the Parietal Lobe.

Another part of the cerebral cortex is the temporal lobe.

This lobe is on the side of your head, right by your ear and your temple.
The main job of this part of your brain is to take the sounds that come in through your ear and help you understand what they mean.

This means helping you tell the difference between a bunch of noise, and someone talking to you and saying words.
Or listening to music or birds chirping.

It also helps a little with memories and with things you see.


(from: wikipedia - temporal lobe)


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Parietal Lobe


We just learned about the frontal lobe in the cerebrum part of the brain.

Another lobe in the cerebrum is called the parietal lobe.

This part of the brain is used for your skin and feelings, so when you touch something you can tell if it is soft or hard, smooth or sharp.

The parietal lobe is also used to help understand and speak languages.

And it is used to figure out where you are when you are moving around, which is called spatial awareness. An example of this is when you are in a house you can tell if you are in a smaller room versus a larger room, or if you go upstairs you can figure out which room you are above.


(from: wikipedia - parietal lobe)


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Frontal Lobe


We just learned about the Cerebrum.

There are four parts of the cerebrum, called lobes.

The lobe in the front at your forehead is called the frontal lobe.

The frontal lobe helps control voluntary movement.
Voluntary movement means things that you control, like walking or moving your arms.
Involuntary movement is things you can't control, like your heart pumping, or your stomach digesting your food.

It also helps make decisions on what is good or bad, and helps make decisions on if two things are alike.


(from: wikipedia - frontal lobe)


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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Cerebrum


Let's keep learning about the brain.

The largest part of the brain is called the cerebrum.

This is the big part of the human head, where all of your thinking and feeling happens.
The cerebellum is what sends all the messages to your body and tells it what to do, and it's also the part that gets messages from the body about sights sounds and feelings.


(from: wikipedia - cerebrum)


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