Scientists have discovered that certain parts of the brain form a vast neural network that is activated when a human is using their imagination. Studies using fMRI technology show activity in the precuneus, posterior par... More »

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 »

The part of the brain that controls consciousness is the frontal lobe. Other activities controlled by the frontal lobe include problem solving, decision making, emotions and control of purposeful behaviors. More »

The sensory strip is the part of the brain responsible for receiving and sending messages of feeling from various parts of the body, according to Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options Inc. It also includes the region that ... More »

The brain controls the human nervous system. The two major parts of the nervous system are the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The per... More »

Albert Einstein's brain was cut into 240 pieces after his death in 1955, and scientists determined that the physicist's parietal lobe was 15 percent larger than normal, and that part of his brain was missing the Sylvian ... More » Science Human Anatomy Nerves

Psychologists study the brain and the nervous system because these parts of the body are essential to the way that people behave, think and feel. Psychology is the scientific study of people's behavior and their mind so ... More »