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control center

con·trol cen·ter

/kənˈtrōl ˈsentər/

Noun

The control center receives information from receptors, compares that to what should be happening, and decides whether or not to make a change. If change is required, an effector will take action. For example, if skin receptors report a rise in heat, the control center will compare that with what it knows to be a safe temperature. If it is too hot, the control center will activate an effector, like a muscle to move the body part away from the heat source.