The Brain



The brain is full of all kinds of information, all packed into one. Each part of the brain has control over a different system or part of your body. For example, you could lose one part of your brain, but only lose your sense of hearing. Overall, there are three main parts of the brain - the brain-stem, the cerebellum, and cerebrum.

The Brain-Stem

Of all parts of the brain, the brain-stem would be the last one you would want to lose. The brain-stem controls all of your automatic functions that you don't need to think about, like heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, etc. If you ever lost your brain-stem in any way, you wouldn't be capable of living.

The Cerebellum

The cerebrum mainly controls your balance, movement, and coordination. This is your ability to walk or move around. Although it is only a small portion of the brain, just one-eighth of the size of the cerebrum, it still plays a big role in our life.

The Cerebrum

This is roughly 85% of the brain's weight. It does everything the brainstem and cerebrum don't do, which is allow you to think and use your senses. The cerebrum is made up of four lobes - the Parietal lobe, Temporal lobe, Occipital lobe, and Frontal lobe. Each on controls it's own senses and abilities. If you were to lose one part of these lobes, you would have a very damaged sense, but you can still survive.


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