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Anatomy of Brain

Anatomy of the Brain

What is the central nervous system (CNS)?

The CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord. The brain is an important organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, respirations, temperature, hunger, and every process that regulates our body.

What are the different parts of the brain?

Illustration of lateral view of brain and divisions into cerebrum, cerebellum and brainstem
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The brain can be divided into the cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum:

More specifically, other parts of the brain include the following:

Anatomy of  the brain, adult
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