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Grey matter

the cerebrum Outline

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The Cerebrum Information processing centered in cerebrum Structure Telencephalon gives rise to cerebrum Divided into right and left cerebral hemispheres ? outer covering of gray matter Cerebral cortex, internal white matter, and groups of neurons (basal nuclei) located deep within white matter ? important for planning and learning movement sequences Damage- cerebral palsy Cerebral cortex (largest/most complex) ? sensory information analyzed Right/left hemispheres ? right side responsible for left side of body; left side responsible for right side of body Corpus callosum (thick band of axons) allows communication between right and left cerebral cortex Damage to cerebrum early in development- Normal functions radiated elsewhere
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