The Brain

The brain is constantly receiving and channeling hundreds of messages. These messages are perceived through our senses!
  • Hearing
  • Seeing
  • Smelling
  • Tasting
  • Touching
  • Moving


The brain consists of THREE major parts!
  1. Cerebrum
  2. Cerebellum
  3. Brain stem
*Largest part of the brain
*Associated with higher brain thought and action
*Split into left and right cerebral hemisperes

The cerebral cortex is divided into FOUR sections called lobes.

Frontal Lobe

Associated with reasoning, planning, parts of speech, movement, emotions, and problem solving


Temporal Lobe

Associated with perception, recognition, memory and speech


Occipital Lobe

Associated with visual processing


Parietal Lobe

Associated with movement, recognition, and perception

*Controls and coordinates movements of the muscles
*Helps with posture and balance

*Keeps the automatic systems of the body working
*Keeps your heart beating
*Makes you breathe
*Controls the muscles in your face
*Helps to keep you conscious
The Brain is divded into TWO halves!

Left Side

*Controls movement on the right side of the body
*Language acquisition
Right Side
*Controls the left side of the body
It is VERY important to keep your brain healthy.  There are many ways to do this.
  • Eat healthy food
  • Learn new things & try to remember them
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • ALWAYS wear a helmet
The average human brain...
  • Is approximately 3lbs
  • Is approximately 75% water
  • Consists of about 100 million neurons
  • Stops growing at age 20
  • Is larger than any other mammals