The BrainFacts About the BrainBrain Lobes & FunctionsHow the Brain is StudiedResourcesConcept MapAuthors SlideQuit
Facts About the Human BrainIts the center of the nervous.The brain is located in the head and protected by the skull.Its average weight is about 1300-1400 grams.Its about 75% water.The brain consists of about 100 billion neurons.
Brain Lobes & FunctionsRight and Left HemispheresBrain StemCerebellumFrontal LobeTemporal LobeParietal LobeOccipital LobeQuitClick to Watch a Video on the Brain
Brain StemConnected to the spinal cordControls processes basic for survival, such as heart rate, breathing, digestion, and sleepMain route of communication throughout the bodyQuit
CerebellumSecond largest part of the brainControls posture and balanceHas a role in higher cognitive processesQuit
Frontal LobeBehind the forehead.Needed for planning, memory search, motor control, and reasoning & speech.Includes the Motor Strip: controls fine movements and is organized by body part.
Temporal LobeBelow temples, in front of ears.Needed for visual memory and hearing.Quit
Parietal LobeUpper-rear of the headRegistering spatial location, attention, and motor control.Includes the Somatosensory Strip: registers sensation on the body and is organized by body part.
Occipital LobeNear the back of the head.Needed for vision.Quit
How the Brain is StudiedNeuroanatomy Electrophysiology EEG MEG Functional imaging Lesion studies