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THE BRAIN

The brain is the control centre of the body and it controls every single thing that we do, including our emotions, sensation, movement, and thinking.

The brain grows at a rate of 250,000 cells per second in a foetus, and is fully grown by the time a person is 15 years old. By this stage, the brain weighs about 1.5 kilograms, and is the texture of half set jelly.

Hemisphere Brain Function
The brain is divided into two halves called hemispheres. Usually, the left half of the brain controls the right side of the body. The right half of the brain controls the left side of the body

Lobes of the Brain
Each hemisphere of the brain is further divided into 4 lobes: frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital.

Roll over the image below to see which lobe is responsible for which function.

For more interactive information on how the brain works visit www.brainline.org.

 

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