FRANCIS LEROY, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY FRANCIS LEROY, BIOCOSMOS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Human brain anatomy. Artwork of a sagittal section through the head showing the anatomy of the brain. The majority of the brain consists of the cerebrum, where conscious thought and higher functions take place. At bottom right is the cerebellum, which is responsible for functions such as balance and posture. To the left of the cerebellum is the brainstem, which connects to the spinal cord and controls physiological functions such as breathing. The curved structure at centre is the corpus callosum, which links the two hemispheres.
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