2. Structural and Functional Neuroanatomy of the Brain: The Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Lobes, Cerebellum, and Brain Stem
Protected within the skull, the brain is responsible for controlling voluntary movements, memory, problem-solving, creativity, and speech. It receives its information through the five senses and interprets these messages through relay of nerve impulses out to the spinal cord, muscles, and many organs within the body. This chapter will outline the major functional structures that provide this innervation.