The thalamus is often thought of as the individual consciousness - the "You"
Narrow bands across the top middle of the brain
Sensory Cortex - Monitors skin receptors
Motor Cortex - Needed for Movement
Latin for "the little brain"
Back lower area of the brain
Responsible for balance, posture, motor movement, and some areas of cognition
Thought to include the essential long-term memory traces for motor learning.
Memory The Brain from Top to Bottom Stimulus Sensory Organs Sensory Memory Millisecond to Second Short-Term Working Memory Less than a minute Long-Term Memory Days, Months, Years Perception Attention Forgetting Repetition
The Five Senses Howard Hughes Medical Center http://www.hhmi.org/senses/ Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World "Everything we know about the world comes to us through our senses. Traditionally, we were thought to have just five of them— sight , hearing , touch , smell , and taste . Scientists now recognize that we have several additional kinds of sensations, such as pain, pressure, temperature, joint position, muscle sense, and movement, but these are generally included under "touch." (The brain areas involved are called the "somatosensory" areas.)"
Long Term Memory Long Term Memory Implicit Explicit Emotional Conditioning Procedural Skills Episodic Autobiographical Events Semantic Words, Ideas Concepts Declarative Non-Declarative Priming Conditioned Reflex Unconscious Association