How the Human Brain Works The human brain is one of the most amazing organs in a body and at the

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How the Human Brain Works The human brain is one of the most amazing organs in a body and at the same time the most mysterious. It is the control center of the body and it’s important to understand the complexity of the human brain. Although your brain functions as a whole, it consists of three main parts, The Central Core, the Limbic System, and the Cerebral Cortex. Then those parts break into even smaller parts. The brain is just like the computer, it depends on certain parts to work correctly and get every day jobs and even more complex jobs done. The Central Core The Central Core is the first of the three main parts of the brain. It is also broken up into five main parts that help us do the everyday simple things in life like,…show more content…
The Limbic system is separated in three parts, the Hippocampus, the Amygdala, and the Hypothalamus. The Hippocampus’s role is controlling emotion, learning, and memory; while the Amygdala controls aggression, eating, drinking, and sexual behaviors. Then you have the Hypothalamus which monitors the blood levels of glucose, salt, blood pressure, and hormones. It also helps to control the processes in the body through its connection to the central and autonomic nervous systems and endocrine system. The Cerebral Cortex The Cerebral Cortex directs the brain's higher cognitive and emotional functions. It is divided into two equal halves called cerebral hemispheres. Each hemisphere has the same four areas called lobes. Areas in the lobes control all forms of conscious experience, perception, emotion, thought, and planning, as well as many unconscious and emotional processes. The frontal lobe helps in motor control and cognitive activities, like planning, making decisions, setting goals, and relating the present to the future through purpose. The parietal lobe controls the sensory process, spatial interpretation, attention, and language understanding. The occipital lobe controls the process of visual information and passes its conclusions to the parietal and temporal lobes. This leads me to the temporal lobe which assists in auditory perception, language comprehension, and visual recognition. If the central core, limbic system or cerebral cortex fails the brain will not be

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