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Forebrain
  • A part of the brain that covers the brain’s central core

  • Includes the thalamus, hypothalamus, cerebral cortex, cerebrum, limbic system

  • Thalamus controls sensory input besides smell

  • Hypothalamus controls hunger, thirst and sexual behavior

  • Cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the forebrain and the cerebrum is the inner layer

  • Limbic system is composed of a number of different structures in the brain that regulate our emotions and motivations
    • Includes hypothalamus, amygdale, thalamus, and hippocampus

  • Some disorders associated with this section of the brain:
    • Alzheimer’s, depression, epilepsy, strokes

  • Higher thinking processes are in this section of the brain

  • Most complex section of the brain

  • Controls physical motion to emotions

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