Hemispheric specialization refers to the study of cognitive functions, dividing them up by the hemisphere of the brain responsible for them. Some function locations vary depending on the dominant hand of the patient. In ... More »

According to Dartmouth, the cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain and is responsible for numerous functions including sensation, language, creativity, motor processes, memory, abstraction, emotion, attention an... More »

The central nervous system, composed of the brain, spinal cord and an extensive neuron network, serves as the control center for all bodily functions. It functions as the transmitter and receiver as well as the pathway f... More »

The brain has various functions, including translating sensations, thinking, coordinating movements, controlling sleep and breathing patterns. It is considered among the largest and most complex of human organs, notes We... More »

The function of the left cerebral hemisphere is controlling motor, visual and tactile movements of the right side of the body, according to the Merck Manual. It is generally dominant for language, while the right hemisph... More »

The somatic nervous system controls voluntary, conscious motor functions (skeletal movement and sensory movement), whereas the autonomic nervous system controls involuntary functions (such as smooth muscles, cardiac musc... More »

The main functions of the cervical spine are to support the skull, provide mobility for the spine and protect the spinal cord, according to Healthline. The cervical spine is located at the upper portion of the spinal col... More »

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