Physiology 1021 Chapter Notes -Auditory Cortex, Premotor Cortex, Cerebral Cortex

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Facts about the brain: y the brain contains between 10 billion - 100 billion cells and weighs about 1. 5 kilos (3. 5 pounds) y. Brain stem: which controls some of the most basic functions of the body like heart rate and respiration is made up of the midbrain, pons and medulla oblongata. Cerebellum: located at the back (posterior region) and just above the brain stem - it is mainly responsible for coordinated movement. Sulci: the dips on the surface of the brain - these folds which are most prominent in humans. Frontal lobe - the primary motor cortex processes input from skeletal muscles throughout the body. & the motor association area (premotor cortex) and prefrontal cortex integrate movement information with other sensory inputs to generate perception (interpretation) of stimuli. ** f i have to remember all this! ** temporal = temple, thick temples are close to ears - ears for auditory**

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