This was a report I had to do about the brain and parts of the brain

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Table of Contents

Parts of the Brain 3

How the Brain Works 4

Vocabulary 5

Optical Illusions 7

Jingle 8

Bibliography 9

Parts of the Brain

How the Brain Works

Does chocolates really satisfy women? That has been a widely asked question from just about every man. The answer is, it actually does. Chocolate causes the brain to produce natural opioids, which are found in opium, producing a feeling of well being. This chemical dulls pain. Chocolate produces a chemical like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in marijuana. Your brain controls everything from body temperature to what you think or dream about. Your brain takes in information from all around you with your eyes, ears, and nose. Your brain handles walking, talking, standing, and breathing.

Your brain is wrinkled soft and a little wet and has cortexes throughout it. It weights approximately 3 pounds and human brains are the most complex of all animals.

When you are a newborn your brain grows about 3 times in the first year, it acts like a sponge and this is the time when learning is the easiest. Your brain is made up of about 100 million brain cells called neurons. The brain is divided into two hemispheres each containing 4 lobes (Frontal, Parietal, Occipital, and Temporal).

The Frontal lobe is involved in motor skills such as speech. It also interprets language and the sounds coming from people's lips. And it is located at the front of the head. The Parietal lobe receives all messages from sense organs such as hands and feet. It also senses pain and discomfort. It is located on the top behind the frontal lobe. The occipital lobe receives and processes visual information; it also interprets upside-down images. And is under the parietal lobe. The temporal lobe processes auditory...