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What are the most important functions of the brain?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Brain functions: Too many to elaborate on here. Each part is responsible for certain functions. The 3 parts are Cerebrum, Cerebellum, & Brain stem. The Cerebrum has 4 lobes; Frontal, Parietal, Occipital & Temporal. For example, Frontal for Executive functions, Occipital for Vision & reading, Parietal for Language, Temporal for Auditory, Cerebellum for Balance, Brain stem for Vital organ function such as heart/lung
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Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
How can you say whether reading, seeing, thinking, or speaking is more important? I would have to vote for breathing since without that none of the other is possible.
Apr 24, 2015

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