The brain, spine and nervous system are intrinsically linked and incredibly important in the functioning of our bodies. Together, the brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system. This complex system controls everything we do, from conscious actions like talking or walking to the automatic processes of our bodies like breathing and digesting. It is also essential in our ability to see, hear, touch, taste and smell, as well as feel, think and remember. Here you’ll find just a small selection from our stunning collection of science and medical images.