-Controls high-level thinking mental process such as thought
Left side of brain –> right side of body
-division of the cerebral cortex that contains the motor strip, prefrontal area, and the frontal association area.
-the lower brain has easier functions such as breathing
-limbric system structure that is involved with emotion, especially aggression
-coordinates and organizes bodily movements for balance and accuracy
-limbric system structure involved in forming memories
-regulates basic needs (hunger and thirst) and emotions such as pleasure fear, rage and sexuality
-the master gland; it activates other glands and controls the growth of hormones
-functions primarily as a central relay station for incoming and out going messages from the body to the brain and the brain to the body.