What does our brain do?

Brain is a very important organ of our body. It is placed securely in the skull, also known as brain box. The brain controls our body.

It contains more than 10 billion neurons with complex pathways linking our senses, our movements and memory.

It uses information from our sensory organs like the eyes and ears and decides the action to be taken and sends messages through the nerves to the muscles or gland concerned.

We learn things and can remember them later because the brain can store the information.

The three main parts of the brain:

  • Cerebrum - the largest part which controls conscious feelings and voluntary movements.
  • Cerebellum - it controls the muscles and body balance.
  • Medulla - this controls involuntary actions like breathing.

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