The Brain Flashcards

1️⃣ Familiarise yourself with the flashcards:

  • Look through all the flashcards to see what’s on both sides.
  • Make sure you understand the information on each card. If something’s unclear, click the link to the revision notes at the bottom of the page for more details.

2️⃣ Test yourself:

  • Look at the question or prompt on each card and try to remember the answer before flipping it over.
  • Check the answer and make a note of any cards you find challenging and need to go over more.

3️⃣ Consistently Review and Practice:

  • Use spaced repetition: spend more time on the cards you struggle with and go over them more often.
  • Regularly review all the flashcards to help you better understand and retain the information over time.

Note: We may include questions that have multiple correct answers. It’s useful to remember specific examples to understand these concepts better.

What is the central nervous system made up of?

The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord.

What is the main function of the cerebrum?

The cerebrum is responsible for higher-level functions such as conscious thought, memory, problem-solving and language.

Which part of the brain controls unconscious processes like breathing and heart rate?

The medulla oblongata controls unconscious processes such as breathing and heart rate.

What does the cerebellum do?

The cerebellum is responsible for balance and coordinated movements, such as riding a bike or avoiding obstacles.

Which part of the brain regulates body temperature and water balance?

The hypothalamus regulates body temperature and water balance.

What are the four lobes of the cerebral cortex?

The four lobes of the cerebral cortex are the frontal lobe, the occipital lobe, the parietal lobe, and the temporal lobe.

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