Brain Architecture – The Cortex CerebellumBoth halves of the brain have 4 ‘lobes’. There is an additionalstructure at the back of the brain called the ‘Cerebellum’.
CERREBELLUMThe Cerebellum coordinates your muscles so theywork together, keeping all of your different actionsin time with each-other.
OCCIPITAL LOBES The Occipital Lobes, at the back of your brain, are covered by your visual cortex which is about the size of a credit card. This area makes sense of things that we SEE.
TEMPORAL LOBES The Temporal Lobes, next to the occipital lobes and behind the ears, is where information we HEAR is processed.
PARIETAL LOBESThe Parietal Lobes, on the top, has areas thatprocess information related to senses such astouch, taste and pain as well as a part related toplanning movements in a strip known as themotor cortex.
FRONTAL LOBESThe Frontal Lobes, in the front of the brain, areproportionally larger in humans than any otheranimal. The Frontal Lobes are used for lots ofuniquely human skills such as planning andreasoning.
Brain Architecture – Other Structures LIMBIC SYSTEM BRAIN STEMThere are two additional structures in the humanbrain – the Limbic System and the Brain Stem.
Brain Architecture – Other Structures LIMBIC SYSTEM
Brain Architecture – Other Structures LIMBIC SYSTEMThe Limbic System is an additional structure deep inside the brain.This generates instinctive emotions and reactions such as fear andexcitement. Often these emotions occur without our thinkingabout it and scientists think the limbic system of humans is muchlike that of other animals.
BRAIN STEMThe Brain Stem connects your brain to the nerves inyour body. The brain stem controls all sorts of vitalfunctions that keep you alive and that you don’thave to think about consciously like your heartbeatand breathing.