Located at the back of the brain, the occipital lobes are the part of it responsible for sight. They are part of the cerebral cortex. The temporal lobes and the parietal lobe also play a role in visual perception. More »

Initially, a person's temporal and frontal lobes begin processing the sounds of music when a song begins to play, with brain cells deciphering melody, rhythm and pitch. Many researchers believe most activity concerning m... More »

The brain stem, thalamus and cerebral cortex are the three structures of the brain that receive and process sensations of pain, according to BrainFacts.org. Different parts of the cerebral cortex are involved with painfu... More »

The cerebrum is the largest part of the human brain, making up about two-thirds of the brain's mass. It has two hemispheres, each of which has four lobes: frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital. The cerebrum and the d... More »

The brain is located in the top part of the head called the skull. The skull, which is made up of 28 bones, serves the sole purpose of protecting the brain from injury and trauma. More »

The part of the brain called the hypothalamus affects body weight by controlling how the body stores and uses energy, says the Pituitary Network Association. Damage to the hypothalamus can cause weight gain and obesity t... More »

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Touch receptors are receptors on the external part of the body that relay messages to the brain about tactile sensations in the environment. Touch receptors may be categorized as mechanoreceptors or chemoreceptors. More »