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The brain is responsible for Complex Behaviours
The brain is part of the Central Nervous System and different regions have different functions they are in charge of.
Parts of the Brain
Outer part which is responsible for things such as consciousness, intellegence, memory and language.
Controls unconscious activities like breathing and your heartbeat.
Responsible for muscle coordination
Mehtods used to study the Brain
Studying pateints with brain damage
If a small part of the brain has been damaged, the effect this has on the patient can tell you a lot about what the damaged part does.
Electrically stimulating the brain
By pushing a tiny electrode into the tissue and giving it a small zap of electricity. By observing what stimulating different parts of the brain does it gives an idea of what each part does.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner porduces a detailed picture of the brain and helps identify each part and its function.
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