Brain Anatomy and Function

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Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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Often considered the most important sense for humans, hearing allows us to communicate with each other by receiving sounds and interpreting speech.
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The cerebrum, the largest part of the human brain, is associated with higher order functioning, including the control of voluntary behavior. Thinking, perceiving, planning, and understanding language all lie within the cerebrum’s control.
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The two halves of the nervous system work together in order for your body to properly communicate its sensations and needs.
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Cells within the nervous system, called neurons, communicate with each other in unique ways. The neuron is the basic working unit of the brain.
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The brain uses a variety of chemicals called neurotransmitters to communicate between brain cells.
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Once the neural induction has occurred, the next step for new neurons is a journey to the proper position in the brain. This process is called migration, and it begins three to four weeks after a human baby is conceived.
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The brain uses some unconventional means to communicate.
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Hormones are important messages both within the brain and between the brain and the body.
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Insulation covering wires preserves the strength of the electrical signals that travel through them. The myelin sheath covering axons serves a similar purpose.
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The messages sent from one brain cell to another are the basis of brain function. Brain cells communicate through both electrical and chemical means.
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Chemical reactions within brain cells translate the neurotransmitter message for the neuron.
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Molecules that are important in brain development may help treat or prevent brain injuries and disorders.
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3D Brain

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