Lecture Notes for ZOOL 2403 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Pan at Texas Tech (TTU)

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Material Type:Note
Class:ZOOL 2403 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
University:Texas Tech University
Term:Fall 2008
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? Major Regions of Brain: Brain: o Cerebrum : conscious thought processes; intellectual functions; memory storage and processing; conscious and subconscious regulation of skeletal muscle contractions. o Brain Stem : consists of the mid brain; pons; and medulla o Cerebellum : Coordinates complex somatic motor patterns; adjusts output of other somatic motor centers in brain and spinal cord. ? Cerebrum : o Largest part of CNS o Associated with conscious thoughts and behaviors o Also controls other higher mental functions (intelligence, memory, learning, emotions) ? Gray and White Matter of the cerebrum: o Gray Matter : composed of neuron cell bodies ; outer surface of the brain; called the cerebral cortex o White Matter: composed of axons; deep to the cerebral cortex. ? The Cerebral Cortex: o Longitudinal fissure: seperates cerebral cortex into: right (R) and left (L...
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