The Peripheral Nervous System
The Central Nervous System The
Spinal Cord The Brain
The Hind Brain The Mid BrainThe Fore Brain Thalamus The Limbic System
The Cerebral Cortex The Mind-Brain The "Left" and "Right" Brain
Learning and Memory The Memory Regions of the brain The Mind
The forebrain, also called the cerebrum, can be divided into three functional parts: the thalamus, the limbic system, and the cerebral cortex. In mammals, the cerebral cortex is much enlarged compared with that of fish, amphibians, and reptiles. This trend culminates in the human cerebral cortex, which is thrown into complex folds that increase its area.