Lobe responsible for executive function, planning, personality, behaviour control, movement. Frontal
Lobe responsible for perception, spelling, arithmetic, somatosensory cortex. Parietal
Lobe responsible for memory, understanding, language. Temporal
Lobe responsible for processing visual information. Occipital
Area contributing to coordination, precision and timing. Cerebellum
Region where long term memories are formed. Hippocampus
The brain is split into two of these. Hemispheres
Connects the cerebrum and cerebellum to the spinal cord and performs autonomic functions. Brain Stem
Bundle of fibres connecting the two hemispheres. Corpus Callosum
Area responsible for speaking and writing. Brocas Areas
Area responsible for understanding language. Wernickes Area
The name for the surface of the cerebrum. Cortex
The name for a fold in the brain's surface. Gyrus
The name for a groove between folds. Sulcus
Hollow fluid filled cavities. Ventricles

Parts of the Brain Crossword


The largest part of the brain and is composed of right and left hemispheres CEREBRUM
Located under the cerebrum CEREBELLUM
connects the cerebrum and cerebellum to the spinal cord BRAINSTEM
It is in charge of personality, behavior, and emotions. It also involves speech FRONTAL LOBE
It is in charge of sense of touch and pain PARIETAL LOBE
It is in charge of interpreting vision OCCIPITAL LOBE
It is in charge of hearing, memory, and understanding language TEMPORAL LOBE
It plays a role in controlling behaviors such as hunger, thirst, sleep, and emotions HYPOTHALAMUS
It secretes hormones that control sexual development and promotes bone and muscle growth PITUITARY GLAND
Helps regulate the bodys internal clock and circadian rhythms by secreting melatonin PINEAL GLAND
Plays a role in pain sensation, attention, alertness, and memory THALAMUS
Works with the cerebellum to coordinate fine motions, like fingertip movements BASAL GANGLIA
If this area is damaged, you may have difficulty moving the tongue or facial muscles to produce the sounds of speech BROCAS AREA
If damaged you may speak long sentences that have no meaning WERNICKES AREA

The Brain Crossword


The upper part of the brain cerebrum
The lower part of the brain cerebellum
Connects the brain to the spinal cord brain stem
the cerebrum is divided into two hemispheres
The two brain hemispheres communicate through a mass of nerve fibers called corpus callosum
Much of the brain's gray matter is located in the cerebral cortex
The rear portion of the frontal lobes is called the motor area
The sense of vision is interpreted by the occipital lobes
Damage to the cerebral motor area is known as cerebral palsy
The lowest part of the brain stem is the medulla oblongata
Latin for "bridge" pons
Latin word meaning "small net" reticular formation
Acts as the switchboard for the brain thalamus
The control unit for your body's automatic systems hypothalamus
Helps generate emotions and processes emotional memories amygdala
A person's actions can be completely explained as responsises to particular stimuli Behaviorism
A number of complex brain structures lie clusted around the brain stem limbis system

Major parts of the brain Crossword


The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain in mammals. It is composed of the frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal lobes. cerebrum
This lobe lies between the occipital bone and the parieto-occipital sulcus. It functions to receive and interpret visual signals. Occipital lobe
These are the shallow groves in the surface of the cerebrum. Sulci
This lobe lies between the temporal bone and the lateral sulcus. It functions in memory, vison, learning, hearing, and emotional behavior. temporal lobe
These structures lie between the frontal bones and the central sulcus, and above the eye orbits. They have motor functions, but also deal with aggression, mood, foresight, motivation, and social judgements. frontal lobes
The spinal or nerve cord is located in the vertebral foramen. It begins at the foramen magnum and ends at the conus medullaris in the lumbar region. It conducts sensory impulses to the brain and motor impulses from the brain to the body spinal cord
These structures lie between the parietal bones and the central sulcus. They function in integration of sensory information with the exception of vision, hearing, and smell. parietal lobes
These are the thick folds in the surface of the cerebrum. gyri
The second largest part of the brain in mammals and the largest part of the brain in birds. The cerebellum is involved in the regulation of posture and balance, fine motor control of skeletal muscles, and repetitive movements. cerebellum
This fissure is a deep groove separating the cerebrum into right and left halves. Longitudinal fissure
An endocrine gland directly attached to the hypothalamus. It is divided into anterior and posterior portions. Anterior pituitary produce hormones which regulate other endocrine glands, and directly affects target cells. Posterior pituitary functions to store and release hormones produced by the hypothalamus. pituitary gland
The longitudinal fissure divides the cerebrum into right and left cerebral hemispheres. Cerebral hemisphere
The region that regulates the day/night cycle. Secretes the hormone motion melatonin, which effects sleepiness. pineal body
The structure that is the major integration system between various organ systems and the nervous system. It coordinates activities of both the nervous and endocrine systems, and between voluntary and autonomic activities. It is attached directly to the pituitary gland. hypothalamus
The part of the brain that contains the nerve tracts and physically joins the two cerebral hemispheres. Corpus callosum
This structure functions to integrate all sensory information (with the exception of smell) from the body, and channels it into proper processing regions in the cerebrum. thalamus
A structure that processes olfactory information and contains centers for reflex movements involved in eating, such as chewing, licking, and swallowing. mammillary body
The medulla is at the base of the brain stem. It contains nerve centers for the regulation of heart rate, blood vessel diameter, respiration, swallowing, vomiting coughing, sneezing, and hiccoughing. Medulla oblongata
A region that is also called the “mesencephalon”. It is located above the pons and is the smallest part of the brain stem. The oculomotor, trochlear, and trigeminal cranial nerves originate in this area. midbrain
A structure that is located on the bottom-center of the brain where the two optic nerve cross. Optic chiasma
The pons is located just above the medulla, on the brain stem. It works with the medulla to control respiration and helps regulate sleep. It is the origin for the trigeminal, abducens, facial, and vestibulocochlear cranial nerves pons
These bulbs are located just below the frontal lobes. They function in the sense of smell. Olfactory bulbs

Neuroanatomy Crossword


The PNS that controls voluntary movement somatic nervous system
Group of axons that connects the two brain hemispheres Corpus Callosum
Medial most structure of the brain Pineal Gland
Rostral most portion of the brain, directly dorsal to the eye sockets. Orbitofrontal cortex
Portion of the thalamus that project information to the primary visual cortex Lateral geniculate nucleus
Cross section for optic nerves in the brain optic chiasm
Structure that signals the initiation of neurulation notochord
Fiber bundle that carries information from the hippocampus Fornix
A coronal plane that splits the frontal and parietal lobes Central sulcus
Structure connecting the third and fourth ventricles Cerebral aquaduct
Name for the fibers that convey sensory neurons to the brain Afferent fibers
Relays sensory info to proper portion of the brain Thalamus
Visual field attention area Posterior parietal cortex
Motor related structure located on ventral side of the brainstem pons
Layers that protect the brain and spinal cord meninges
Group of structures connecting the cerebellum to the midbrain cerebellar peduncles
Section of brainstem involved in processing auditory information inferior colliculus
Crossover area for upper motor neurons medulla
Positive regulator of the hypothalamus Amygdala
Learning and memory center Hippocampus
Structure derived from mesoderm that creates bones and muscles. Somite
Directly caudal from central sulcus Primary somatosensory cortex
GABA filled structure that is stimulated by the Primary motor cortex Substantia nigra
Structures connected to the fornix Mammillary bodies
Fiber bundle connecting the amygdala to the hypothalamus Stria terminalis
Connective structure were portal system begins Infundibulum
Term for "crossover" Decussation
Portion of the brain that contains tons of nerve fibers, discovered by White matter
Structure that controls speech Brocas area

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temporal lobe
occipital lobe
parietal lobe
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Neuroanatomy/physiology Crossword


Areas that combine information (for example visual information and sensory information) from different brain centers Association areas
An area of the frontal lobe responsible for the motor control of speech Broca's
A structure of the brain that uses sensory information to coordinate appropriate motor movement Cerebellum
A structure that connects the two hemispheres of the brain Corpus Callosum
A speech disorder resulting from damage to the motor strip of the frontal lobe, characterized by muscular weakness and difficulty producing speech Dysarthria
A type of dysarthria that results in muscular weakness and flaccidity Flaccid
The lobe of the brain responsible for motor planning and cognitive functions Frontal
The part of the brain or spinal cord that is made up of cell bodies Gray matter
A ridge of the cerebral cortex Gyrus
Area of the temporal lobe where auditory information is first processed Heschyl's
A limbic structure that plays a role in memory Hippocampus
Nuclei within the cerebrum that are involved in the initiation and termination of movement Basal Ganglia

The Human Brain Crossword


the thin layer of the brain that covers the outer portion (1.5mm to 5mm) of the cerebrum. Cerebral Cortex
A thick band of nerve fibers that divides the cerebral cortex lobes into left and right hemispheres. Corpus Callosum
The cerebellum receives information from the sensory systems, the spinal cord, and other parts of the brain and then regulates motor movements. Cerebellum
Are the two largest cavities of the ventricular system of the human brain and contain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Lateral Ventricle
The medulla oblongata or simply medulla is a long stem-like structure which makes up part of the brainstem. Medulla Oblongata
The part of the brainstem that links the medulla oblongata and the thalamus. Pons
Midbrain, also called mesencephalon, region of the developing vertebrate brain that is composed of the tectum and tegmentum. Midbrain
a small structure within the brain located just above the brain stem between the cerebral cortex and the midbrain and has extensive nerve connections to both. Thalamus
a small region of the brain. It's located at the base of the brain, near the pituitary gland. Hypothalamus
(Latin, corpus amygdaloideum) is an almond-shape set of neurons located deep in the brain's medial temporal lobe. Amygdala
a complex brain structure embedded deep into temporal lobe. Hippocampus
The pituitary gland is a small pea-sized gland that plays a major role in regulating vital body functions and general wellbeing. Pituitary Gland
structure located in the forebrain of vertebrates that receives neural input about odours detected by cells in the nasal cavity. Olfactory Bulb
a bilateral bundle of afferent nerve fibers from the mitral and tufted cells of the olfactory bulb that connects to several target regions in the brain Olfactory tract
part of the brain where the optic nerves (CN II) partially cross. Optic chiasma
located near the center of the brain, sitting astride the thalamus. Caudate Nucleus
The cortex dominates the exterior surface of the brain Exterior Brain
the part of the brain that controls important cognitive skills in humans, such as emotional expression, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and sexual behaviors. Frontal Lobe
involved in the expressive aspects of spoken and written language (production of sentences constrained by the rules of grammar and syntax). Broca’s Area
region of the cerebral cortex involved in the planning, control, and execution of voluntary movements. Motor Cortex
one of the four main lobes or regions of the cerebral cortex. Parietal lobe
is defined as all cortical areas linked with sensory functions(1). Sensory Cortex
The temporal lobe is the region where sound is processed and, not surprisingly, it is also a region where auditory language and speech comprehension systems are located. Temporal Lobe
the region of the brain that is important for language development. Wernicke’s Area
located in the lateral part of Crus IIb. The size of the auditory area was approx. Auditory Receptive Area
one of the four major lobes of the cerebral cortex in the brain of mammals. Occipital Lobe

Brain Functions Crossword


Nerve that controls Vision Occipital
Allows you to feel things Sensory Cortex
Movement of Body parts Motor Cortex
The hills of the brain Gyri
The valleys of the brain Sulci
what controls your breathing, sleeping, walking, and blood pressure brainstem
happiness amygdala
the sense of thurst/hunger hypothalamus
long term memory hippocampus
language and understanding function of the brain wernicke's area
speech production in brain broca's area
function of reasoning and problem solving frontal lobe
to be able to hear in the brain temporal lobe
to able to have muslce cordination and balance cerebellum
the sense of taste, body sensations such as touch/ temperature parential lobe

The Brain Bingo Cards

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Corpus Callosum
Reticular Activating System
Frontal Lobe
Parietal Lobe
Broca's Area
Spinal Cord
Temporal Lobe
Occipital Lobe
Wernicke's Area
Myelin Sheath




It is at the base of the brain. Brain stem
It controls basic bodily functions such as breating, heart rate, boold pressure, eyeball movement, salivation and taste. Reticular formation
It is above the brain stem. It acts as a bridge between the sensory inputs and the cortex. Thallamus
It controls bodily functions needed to maintain homeostasis, such as body temperature, sleep, water, and food. Hypothalamus
It controls emotions and agression. Amygdala
It is responsible for memory. Hippocampus
It divides the cerebrum into two halves, or hemispheres and connects them for neural processing. Corpus callosum
It is related to processing visual information. Occipital lobe
It is responsible for the sense of touch and determines body position. Parietal lobe
It is responsible for processing auditory information. Temporal lobe
It is related to memory, planning, decision making, goal setting, and creativity. Frontal lobe