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Brain anatomy. Artwork combining profiles of brain and head anatomy. The brain is seen sliced in half to show internal anatomy. The brain's major area, the cerebrum, includes the folded outer layer (cerebral cortex) that produces memory, language and conscious movement. The central space is a brain ventricle. The brainstem, at the base of the brain, controls subconscious functions like breathing. It extends downwards and connects to the spinal cord in the neck. The cerebellum (round area, at left of the brainstem) controls balance as well as muscle co-ordination. The head and neck blood vessels branch from the major chest vessels at bottom.
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