Decoding the Brain

decoding the brainOur brain is a complex organ that is one of the most important in the human body. Weighing about three pounds, it controls everything from our emotions to what our body temperature is to how our hands move when we type an email. It's comprised of four lobes – frontal, parietal, occipital and temporal – a cerebellum and a brain stem. Each of these sections provides a vital life function.

  1. Frontal Lobe
    • Emotional Expression
    • Judgement
    • Movement
    • Personality
    • Speech
  2. Temporal Lobe
    • Behavior
    • Hearing
    • Language interpretation
    • Memory
  3. Brain Stem
    • Blood pressure
    • Body temperature
    • Heart rate
    • Respiration
    • Sleep and wake cycles
    • Swallowing
  4. Cerebellum
    • Balance
    • Coordination
  5. Occipital Lobe
    • Vision
  6. Parietal Lobe
    • Reading
    • Sensations
    • Spatial relations

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