What does your brain do?
The brain is responsible for everything we do. It controls all movements, sensations, speech, thoughts and emotions. Surprisingly, for such an important organ, the brain is very soft, almost the consistency of jelly. The brain would easily be injured if it was not contained by the skull.
Anatomy of the brain
The brain is made up of two halves – the right and left hemispheres. The right hemisphere controls the left side of the brain and the left hemisphere controls the right side of the brain.
Each half of the brain is made up of sections called lobes. There are four lobes and each one has a special function.
The brain also includes the cerebellum, which controls coordination, and the brain stem which controls vital functions like heart rate and breathing. It’s useful to understand the functions of the brain to know how they can be impacted when a particular part of the brain is injured.