The brain is the most important organ for regulating human behavior and thought. The brain is very complex and has taken centuries to discover how it functions. The brain is separated into four distinct regions or lobes. These regions are called the frontal lobe, the occipital lobe, the temporal lobe, and the parietal lobe. The frontal lobe is located directly behind the forehead and is the brain region that controls higher level thinking such as memory, planning, and judgment. The frontal lobe also contains motor cortex which allows voluntary movements. Another vital brain region is the occipital lobe. The occipital lobe can be found in the back of the brain. Its job is to process and store visual information. The occipital lobe
Let’s begin by discussing the parts and function of our brains. The neo cortex is the largest part of the brain and the most important. This part of the brain is divided into four different sections: the temporal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal and the frontal lobe. These four sections are located on either the right or left hemisphere of the brain they are connected by axons that send messages to and fro between both hemispheres and to specific parts of the brain then to the body. Our neo cortex is what makes us so different from our primate cousins.
Your brain is a very powerful thing. It controls everything about you. Your thoughts, your actions, your emotions. Everything we see, feel and do are actions of our brain. Our brains are the most complex things in this world. They start to develop at just 4 weeks in the womb. They form more connections then stars in the sky. In the Pbs series “The Secret life of the Brain” they divide your brains life into 5 parts, the babies brain, the child’s brain, the teenage brain, the adult brain and the aging brain.
To begin with, the frontal lob, which is located in the front of the human head, is associated with reasoning, higher level cognition, language, and motor skills. Behind the frontal lobe lies the motor cortex in which is the part where the brain receives an ample amount of information. The information that was mentioned are from various lobes of the brain and helps the body with movements.
The brain is the center of the nervous system; it receives information, interprets the information and guides the body’s response to the information. Three parts of the brain are the cerebrum, cerebellum, and the diencephalon, along with the brain stem. The cerebrum is the largest part of the brain which handles memory, speech, the senses, emotional responses and much more. Below and behind the cerebrum, attached to the brainstem is the cerebellum. This part of the brain controls our motor functions, ability to balance as well as our ability to interpret information sent to the brain by the eyes, ears and other sensory organs within our body. The brainstem plays as a connector; it connects the brain to the spinal cord which runs down the neck and back. To stay alive your body needs to breathe in air, digest food and circulate blood; the brain stem also acts as a charge to get these functions going. Inside the cerebrum we have the diencephalon, which is also above the brain stem. Sensory function, food intake control and the body’s ability to sleep are the jobs of the diencephalon. A traumatic injury to the brain such as a massive blow or violent shake can cause any of these functions to malfunction which is called a concussion.
The brain is the most important part of the body, it controls everything we do. It is one of the most complex organs of the body. It has many parts, including these main bits: The cortex is the outer layer of the brain and it controls thinking and movement. The brain stem/spinal cord is between the spine and the rest of the brain and the controls our sleep and breathing. The cerebellum is in the middle and back of the brain and controls balance and coordination. There are also several lobes which are important to the brain as well. The frontal lobe is responsible for problem solving and judgement and the temporal lobe is responsible for memory and hearing. The parietal lobe is responsible for processing sensory information from
The brain is the main asset of our body as it controls different functions, therefore it is part of the nervous system alongside the spinal cord. Our brain has four different parts (known as lobes) that are required for different types of bodily functions (found within the cerebral cortex). The different parts are called: -
The brain is such an amazing organ. The function of the brain is to receive information from other parts of the body, understand the information, and the figure out how to respond to the situation. The brain is responsible for such important things such as memory, body movements, the senses, and pretty much everything else. The average female brain weighs about 2.7lbs, and the average male brain weighs about 3lbs. The brain is also one of the fattest organs in the body. A little fun fact about the brain is that all of the blood vessels, located in just the brain, can stretch out to be 100,000 miles long. The human brain is the largest brain compared to all other living things around the same body size, and it makes up about 2% of the body weight.
The human brain is small in size but is a major vital organ in the human body, it has many different functions that allows us to be who we are and maintain life. Although, the brain is such an important organ in the human body it is a lot like a ticking time bomb. When trauma, or even blood vessel damage occurs it is immediately very dangerous and life threatening. The human brain constantly needs blood supply, blood that flows through the brain carries nutrients as well as oxygen, when there is shortage or blockage of the blood vessels that leads to a stroke.
It made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses. There are specialized areas that work together to make up the brain. The outermost layer of brain cells called the cortex is where thinking and voluntary movements begin. The brain stem is between the spinal cord and the rest of the brain and controls basic functions like breathing and sleep. The part that is responsible for balance is known as the cerebellum. Additionally, the brain is divided into five lobes: the frontal lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe, and insula. The frontal lobe is responsible for problem solving, planning, speech, movement, judgment and motor function. The parietal lobe manages sensation, temperature, touch, body position, and handwriting. The temporal lobe is involved with memory and hearing. The occipital lobe contains the brain’s visual processing system. The insula is responsible for memory, taste, and integration of information from the other four lobes. There a layer of tissue called the meninges which surrounds the brain and the skull (cranium) to protect the brain from
One part of the brain is the Brain Stem. It control the heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. The brain stem also consists of the medulla, midbrain, and the pons. The medulla controls the body functions. The midbrain regulate body movement, hearing, and vision. The pons controls the posture, movements, and sleep. I would hate to have this part of my brain damaged because it controls some of the most important parts of my body such as my heart. It can cause behavioral impairments.
The brain is vital to the functioning of every human being. After studying the brain for a whole semester, it made me realize how important it is to keep the brain health and protected. God made human being very complex, and trying to understand how each organ relates to each other has been a challenge for anyone in the medical field. Each year, new techniques are discovered as to what, where and how the human brain operates. There are discoveries made in the medical field everyday that were not known before. The brain is the part of the central nervous system that encompasses the cranium that consist of the forebrain (prosencephalon), the midbrain (mesencephalon) and the hindbrain (rhombencephalon). If the brain is damage due to an acquired brain injury, it can
The brain is known to be the most complex organ of the human body. According to, The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, “This three pound organ is the seat of intelligence, interpreter of the senses, initiator of body movement, and controller of behavior” (Brain Basic: Know your Brain n.p.). NINDS also explains how the cerebral hemisphere can be divided into sections, or lobes, and within each lobe contains specific functions. The damage to these lobes can have distinct debilitating effects, so therefore, damage to the left hemisphere can cause aphasia, right sided hemiparesis and memory loss.
The human brain is responsible for all of the body’s thought and movement that the body produces. The brain allows humans to interact with objects, environment, communicating and just being able to move all parts of the body. If there are problems in the brain and it is not functioning to its best standards, the ability to move, communicate and interact with objects maybe lost or difficult to do.
The cortex consists of four sections, called "lobes". The frontal lobe is connected to reasoning, planning, speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving. The parietal lobe is associated with balance, recognizing, and movement. The occipital lobe is associated with vision. The temporal lobe is connected to hearing, memory, and speech. The cortex is highly wrinkled, making the brain more convenient, as this increases the brain's surface area, giving it more room for neurons. The cerebrum is divided into two hemispheres- the left hemisphere, and the right hemisphere. The right hemisphere is associated with creativity, and the left one is linked with logic. A bundle of nerve fibers, known as the corpus callosum connects these "hemispheres" (Brain Structures and their Functions). The cerebellum, which is also known as the "little brain", is similar to the cerebrum, since it also has two hemispheres and a highly folded surface. This part of the brain is linked with movement and balance. The cerebellum is assumed to be older than the cerebrum "evolutionarily" (Brain Structures and Their Functions). The brain stem controls basic life functions such as blood pressure, breathing, and heartbeat. Scientists say that the brain stem is the simplest part of the brain (Brain Structures and Their Functions).