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Cerebrum

Basic Information

  • The cerebrum, also referred to as the telencephalon, is the largest and most well developed part of the brain.

  • It is covered by a thin layer of gray tissue called the Cerebral Cortex.

  • It makes up about seven-eigths of its total weight and fills up the entire upper brain.


The Lobes of the Cerebrum

  • The cerebrum is divided into right and left hemispheres that are connected by the corpus callosum.

  • Each hemisphere is in turn divided into four lobes which includes:

    • Frontal Lobe- frontal region

      • associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving
    • Perietal Lobe- on superior surface of the brain

      • associated with movement, orientation, recognition, perception of stimuli
    • Occipital Lobe- rear of celebrum

      • associated with vision
    • Temporal Lobe-lateral region
      • associated with perception and recognition of auditory stimuli, memory, and speech

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The functions of the Cerebrum

  • The Cerebrum (telencephalon) has several functions since it makes up the majority of the brain.

  • These functions include:

    • Thinking

    • Motor Functions

    • Perceiving

    • Touch sensations

    • Producing and Understanding Language

    • Organization



References:

Websites:

http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/kinser/Structure1.html


Books:

Human Anatomy and Physiology By: Silverstein Copyright 1980

Understanding Psychology ~ Glencoe by Richard A. Kasschau