Major parts of the brain

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Though a human brain is very complex with layers of different parts, for a general study, we can look at it as three distinct areas.

  • Cerebrum - The largest visible part of the brain that helps you think and sense stuff around you.
  • Cerebellum - The back of the brain that helps you move, balance, and procedural learning.
  • Brain stem - The vital part that controls all your ‘life’ functions like blinking, respiration, swallowing and digestion, and heart rate.

Wrapped with tissue called the cerebral cortex (or better know as the grey matter), these three distinct areas interface with each other in different ways to process and perform functions in your body. In the upcoming lessons, you’ll learn about these parts individually in a modular way.