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Your wonderful brain- it’s structure

 

The brain has six layers, it’s protected from everyday bumps by fluid, bone and hair. It weighs three pounds and when you’re awake it generates enough electricity to light a light bulb. You are born with billions of nerve cells of which each is connected to other nerve cells by not one but tens of THOUSANDS of other individual cells

The brain has four lobes- the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. The hippocampus is located in the temporal lobe and this plays a really important role in memory. 

The frontal lobe is the largest brain lobe as is  involved in abstract thinking, organisation, executive function, reasoning and regulates emotions, the parietal lobe processes sensory information, the temporal lobe is responsible for language, hearing, emotions and memory and finally the occipital lobes processes visual information.

 

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