The Brain

Here is a basic list of the different parts of the brain and their functions:

Frontal Lobe – Thinking (ie planning, conentrating, creativity, expressing emotions)

Parietal Lobe – Sensory input (from all over body internally and externally)

Occipital Lobe – Visual area (vision & image perception)

Temporal Lobe – Memory & langauge comprehension

Cerebellem – Coordination, movement & balance

Thalamus – Releasing hormones, regulating temperature & maintaining physiological cycles (eg telling you when you’re hungry)

Spinal Cord – The body’s telephone system – relaying information to and from the brain to the rest of the body

Pons – Controls breathing and sensations (such as hearing, taste, and balance)

Medualla Oblongata – Controls the body’s automatic functions (e.g. heartrate, digestion, breathing, swallowing, vomiting)

Corpus Callosum – Communicates between the left and right hemisphere of the brain

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