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NIMH does not provide specific medical advice or treatment recommendations or referrals; our materials may not be used in a manner that has the appearance of providing such information. The thalamus acts as a relay station for incoming nerve impulses from around the body that are then forwarded to the appropriate brain region for processing.

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The hypothalamus controls hormone secretions from the nearby pituitary gland. These hormones govern growth and instinctual behaviors, such as when a new mother starts to lactate. The hypothalamus is also important for keeping bodily processes like temperature, hunger, and thirst balanced.

Seated at the organ's base, the brain stem controls reflexes and basic life functions such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure.

It also regulates when you feel sleepy or awake and connects the cerebrum and cerebellum to the spinal cord. The brain is extremely sensitive and delicate, and so it requires maximum protection, which is provided by the hard bone of the skull and three tough membranes called meninges.

The spaces between these membranes are filled with fluid that cushions the brain and keeps it from being damaged by contact with the inside of the skull.

Blood-brain barrier Want more proof that the brain is extraordinary? Look no further than the blood-brain barrier. The same dye, when injected into the spinal fluid, tinted only the brain and spinal cord.

This led scientists to learn that the brain has an ingenious, protective layer. It keeps the brain environment safe and stable by preventing some toxins, pathogens, and other harmful substances from entering the brain through the bloodstream, while simultaneously allowing oxygen and vital nutrients to pass through.

To see all of the videos about the brain from National Geographic, click here. How does ADHD impact the brain?

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Learn about the possible causes of this behavioral condition and the controversy surrounding it. Of course, when a machine as finely calibrated and complex as the brain gets injured or malfunctions, problems arise.Learn about the parts of the human brain, as well as its unique defenses like the blood-brain barrier. The brain is suspended in Cerebrospinal fluid, effectively floating in liquid that acts as both a cushion to physical impact and a barrier to infections.

This is faster than Formula 1 race cars which top out at mph. The diversity of invertebrate body plans is matched by an equal diversity in brain structures. Is it a component of brain or virtual.

Brain The human brain is responsible for all of the body's functions. For no reason.