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Head from the side, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. The brain (light blue, folded) fills the cerebrum of the skull (white). At centre left is an eyeball (dark blue circle). Below this is a sinus (air space, black). At centre right is the cerebellum (light blue oval). This part of the brain controls posture and co-ordination, and is also responsible for attention and some language processing. The largest part of the brain is the cerebrum. The various parts of the cerebrum control conscious thoughts and actions, sensory perception and memory. MRI scanning uses a powerful magnet and radio frequency pulses to image internal structures.
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