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Can you image a hunk of pinkish-gray tissue the size of your hand thatis controlling your entire body This organ in your body is called the brain The brain is not the largest organ but is the most complex organ in your bodyMetos 1990 p 10 When you think of the brain do you think of the controlcenter of movement sleep hunger thirst and virtually every other vitalactivity necessary to survive Or do you think of the brain as the organ thatcontrols emotions including hate love fear sadness mourning ect I reallydoubt you would think of that unless you were an anthropologist a scientistwho studies humans Funk Wagnalls Corporation 1995 EncartaAs a matter of fact the brain weights about 13 kilograms or about 3pounds that is in males because there thick headed but in females it weightsabout 10 less and contains 10 to 15 billion nerve cells Metos1990 pg10 These nerve cells are all linked together they are responsible for thecontrol of all the mental functions Also from the outside of the human brainwhich I doubt any of us will ever see in person looks like its divided intothree parts which it is the first part is the cerebrum the second part is thecerebellum and the last part is the brain stem The three parts of the brain are very complex and have many little partsin them The first part of the human brain is the cerebrum and is the largestpart It weighs about 85 of the 3 pounds The second part of the humanbrain is the cerebellum which is in the posterior or the hind part of the brain The cerebellum is the center of which reflex for coordination The third partis the most complex the brain stem is made up of six different parts The firstpart of the brain stem is the thalamus which lies in the middle of the brain This controls all sensory input to
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