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central core

this exists in allvertebrates.  The central core regulates the basic lifeprocesses such as breathing, pulse, arousal, movement, balance, sleep and also the earlystages of processing sensory information.  The central core includes the thalamus, pons, cerebellum, reticular formation and medulla.

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June 22nd 2021

cognitive neuroscience

a hybrid discipline aimed at identifying the biologicalbases of cognitive processes by combining techniques forthe study of cognitive processes with measures of physiological processes.