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About the Brain

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Though it weighs barely three pounds, the brain has an enormous job. It regulates all of our physical movement and sensation as well as our ability to think, act, feel and communicate. Everything we know and everything we do – including our personalities and attitudes – is filtered, analyzed, and organized by our brain.

Normally, the brain manages to perform routine actions regularly and quickly through constant communication between one part of the brain and the next. When the brain is injured, however, communication between the different areas of the brain can become disrupted and inhibit the simplest of tasks. The best way to understand the risks associated with traumatic brain injury is to understand the function of each area of the brain and its related systems and structures.

The Center for Excellence in Media Management (CEMM) developed the Interactive Brain to explore the brain's anatomy and to describe the brain's numerous functions.