Dr. David Schroeder's General Psyc 2013 - Psychology: Schacter, Gibert, Wegner

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Amygdala Part of the limbic system involved in emotion and aggression  
Cerebrum Responsible for sensing, thinking, learning, emotion, consciousness, and voluntary movement  
Corpus Callosum Bridge of fibers passing information between the two cerebral hemispheres  
Thalamus Relay center for cortex; handles incoming and outgoing signals  
Cerebellum Structure that coordinates fine muscle movement, balance  
Reticular Formation Group of fibers that carry stimulation related to sleep and arousal through brainstem  
Spinal Cord Responsible for transmitting information between brain and body; handles simple reflexes  
Medulla Responsible for regulating largely unconscious functions such as breathing and circulation  
Pons Involved in sleep and arousal  
Hippocampus Part of limbic system involved in learning and memory  
Pituitary Gland 'Master' gland which regulates other endocrine glands  
Hypothalamus Responsible for regulating basic biological needs: hunger, thirst, temperature control  
Rods cells in the retina of the eye that can function in less intense light than cones  
Cones cells in the retina of the eye that function best in bright light  
Retina light sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye which initiates the events that trigger nerve impulses to the brain through the optic nerve  
Lens Helps refract light to be focused on the retina  

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