Write a 350- to 700-word response identifying the major regions of the brain and what functions of behavior the systems of each region control.
There are three major regions of the brain, each of which is subdivided into several smaller parts that have specific purposes and functions of behaviors of the human body and personality. The central core, limbic system, and cerebral cortex are the three main regions that all work together to provide levels of functionality for a person.
The Central core of the brain is comprised of six separate parts. The Medulla is responsible for the regulation of breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate. The Pons works to control a person’s sleep cycles while the cerebellum helps to control movements and regulates both reflex and balance. The reticular formation has regulatory purposes in attention and levels of alertness. The Thalamus is the major relay source for the senses while also regulating higher centers in the brain as well as the peripheral nervous system. The Hypothalamus is responsible for how we interpret and deal with stress and also has influence on emotions and levels of motivation. These six parts of the Central Core of the brain have a great deal of influence on the overall regulation of the human body. The central core regulates much of the essential functions for life sustainment as well as the functionalities of movement.
The Limbic region of the brain is comprised to two parts, the hippocampus and amygdala. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is responsible for the formation of memory, which is one of the biggest aspects to the learning process for humans. The amygdala works with the hippocampus to help regulate emotions and interpret the expressions of emotion from others. The Limbic system is largely responsible for how a person behaves with regard to emotion and motivation factors. It processes the information taken in from other sources and provides a reactive response for the body to...