Anatomy of the Brain

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The brain and spinal cord together form the central nervous system (CNS). The CNS is the core of our existence. It controls our personality, thoughts, memory, intelligence, speech and understanding, emotions, senses, and basic body functions, as well as how we function in our environment. The diagrams below show brain anatomy, or the various parts of the brain, from two different angles.


 Side View of the Brain


 Cross View of the Brain



Learning about the various parts of the brain and spine, as well as how they work, will help you understand the symptoms of brain tumors, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated.