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Glossary of AP Psychology Chapter 2

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The three major divisions of the human brain are
the hindbrain; the midbrain; the forebrain;
Humans share the same structure of the
hindbrain;
hindbrain
"primitive" part of the brain; it coordinates basic bodily functions involving movement;
The hindbrain is composed of
three stuctures: the cerebellum, pons and medulla;
cerebellum
coordinates smooth motor movements
pons
helps regulate sleep and arousal;
medulla
regulates the cardiovascular system, respiration, and skeletal muscles;
midbrain
consists of the tectum and the tegmentum;
tectum
conveys auditory and visual information to other parts of the brain and is involved in visul reflexes;
tegmentum
controls sequences of movements, including eye movements;

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