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Brain Facts

  • The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice-versa. Thus, a stroke to the right side of the brain can cause weakness or paralysis, a lack of movement, on the left side of the body.
  • The cerebellum, located in the back of the brain, helps with balance and coordination.
  • The temporal lobe on the left side of the brain directs language skills and is largely responsible for memory.
  • The parietal lobe on the right side of the brain controls spatial skills.
  • The brain stem commands basic body functions such as breathing, blood pressure and swallowing.
  • The frontal lobe, located in the front of the brain, helps control motivation, emotion and behavior.
  • Sensation, i.e. sense of touch, pain, pressure and joint movement, is controlled by a different part of the brain than movements, which