The Nervous System
- Descending tracts within the spinal cord carry ______________ impulses to the muscles.
- The thalamus and hypothalamus make up this part of the brain:
- Ascending tracts within the spinal cord carry ________ impulses to the brain.
- The innermost layer of meninges that supplies blood vessels to the brain and spinal cord is called the ______ mater
- Controls emotional experiences and expression; ____ system
- The thin, weblike membrane between the outer and inner layer of meninges is called the __________ mater
- The ______ is the major part of the brain that controls sensory functions, motor functions and higher mental activities
- shallow grooves between the gyri of the brain
- Consists of the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata, connects brain to spinal cord
- The brain and spinal cord are surrounded (and float within) ___________ fluid.
- The outermost of the three meninges is the _________ mater
- Responsible for regulation of the body, such as heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure (part of the brain stem)
- The _____ is the major part of the brain that controls the coordination of skeletal muscles and equilibrium.
- This part of the brain was named after its shape (a seahorse) and is responsible for memory:
- Fluid filled cavities within the brain