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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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October 18th 2021

shape constancy

refers tothe tendency to perceive the shape of an object, despitevariations in the size of the retinal image.