CogniFit's Science blog: Our Different Brain Parts

Our Different Brain Parts

The brain is an amazing organ and it is does many incredible things. Let’s find out a little more about some brain parts and what they do. The part of the brain which probably plays the most important role in how we think and respond to the world around us is the cerebral cortex.

It is a massive part of our brain. This part of the brain is also much larger than those contained in other animals of similar size to us. So it’s important to understand that a big reason why we are able to think at such a high level is that our brains are designed to do so.

Let’s look at some other parts of the brain and see what they do primarily.

The medulla oblongata is the part of the brain which controls many functions in our bodies like heart rate, breathing, digestion, and others. Most of these functions are controlled by our brains without us even thinking about it. This is certainly one of the amazing things which our brains can do.

The pons is another part of the brain which controls our level of arousal and consciousness. It also helps to let us go to sleep. This part of the brain also plays a role in some automatic body functions.

The cerebellum plays a key role in controlling movement and posture. It helps us to stay balanced and moving.

The frontal lobe is another large part of the brain. It plays a vital role in reasoning and complex problem solving. It also influences judgment and control. And this part of the brain also helps to manage emotions including happiness, empathy and generosity.

The parietal lobe helps us to feel pain and provides our sensation of touch. It also plays a role in cognition.

The Hippocampus is the part of the brain which is involved in memory and memory formation. It helps us to classify information and store it in long term memory.

The hypothalamus plays an important role in emotion. It also controls many body functions including appetite, thirst, and sleep.

The temporal lobe is very much involved with language and sound processing. It is also involved in emotions, memory processing and speech.

So as you can see, there are many part of the brain and they perform many critical functions. Some parts share functions but they are designed to work together seamlessly to make us who we are and how we can respond to the world around us.