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The Nervous System - Vocabulary

The Nervous System - Vocabulary

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frontal lobe
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associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving
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parietal lobe
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associated with movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli
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occiptal lobe
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associated with visual processing
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temporal lobe
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associated with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech
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cell body
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part of the neuron that contains the nucleus
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dendrites
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part of the neuron that takes information to the cell body
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axon
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part of the neuron that takes information away from the cell body
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synapse
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the space between two neurons through which information flows
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sensory neuron
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takes in information from the outside world
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interneuron
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forms a link between a sensory and motor neuron; found entirely within the central nervous system
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motor neuron
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carries impulses from the central nervous system to a muscle, gland or other tissue
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