High School Biology: Nervous System


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The complete set of instructions for making an organism is called its
genome. It contains the master blueprint for all cellular structures
and activities for the lifetime of the cell or organism. Found in every
nucleus of a persons many trillions of cells, the human genome
consists of tightly coiled threads of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
and associated protein molecules, organized into structures called
chromosomes

Cortical Area Function
Prefrontal Cortex Problem Solving, Emotion, Complex Thought
Motor Association Cortex Coordination of complex movement
Primary Motor Cortex Initiation of voluntary movement
Primary Somatosensory Cortex Receives tactile information from the body
Sensory Association Area Processing of multisensory information
Visual Association Area Complex processing of visual information
Visual Cortex Detection of simple visual stimuli
Wernicke's Area Language comprehension
Auditory Association Area Complex processing of auditory information
Auditory Cortex Detection of sound quality (loudness, tone)
Speech Center
(Broca's Area)
Speech production and articulation